With the looming hikes in public transport, there’s never been a better time to get your bike out the shed. Here are a few bicycle maintenance workshops that can help you dust off the cobwebs and get you roadworthy again.
The London Bike Kitchen
An open DIY workshop where you can work on your own bike instead of giving it to someone else. Services include courses, seminars, classes and drop in Monday night WaG (women & gender-variant) sessions from £5. They even have a BYOB (build your own bike) option.
28 Whitmore Road, N1 5QA
Hackney Bike Workshop
Transition Town Stoke Newington (TTSN) and Hackney Cycling Campaign (HCC) are encouraging people to cycle in Hackney with their volunteer-run bike maintenance workshops. They supply the tools but you need to bring your own parts. Free (donations for rent and tool costs welcome).
Workshop runs from 7 -9pm on Tuesdays in London Fields or Stoke Newington.
Tower Hamlets Wheelers Bicycle Maintenance Workshop
A Dr Bike-led workshop with tea and (often bike-shaped) cakes. Free but donations are always welcome. Bring your own parts.
Third Saturday of each month, 11am-3pm, Limehouse Town Hall, 646 Commercial Road E14 7HA
Or if you want to buy a new bike, head to one of London’s best bike shops.