The Free DIY Bicycle Workshop

Written by: Violet Myers

Listen up London! Chuck that green smoothie, chop off that man bun and slaughter that micro pig, biking is in and everything else is out. The capital has gone nuts for the two wheeled horse and nothing else matters. Proven time and time again to be the healthiest, cheapest and most stress free option for commuting, the humble bicycle should be on your wish list this 2016. In celebration of London’s growing appetite for cycling and the saucy lycra that goes so well with it, North & East London Food Not Bombs are hosting a DIY bicycle workshop in the hopes of getting us all more clued up on how to fix and maintain our beloved wheels.

As well as providing information about upcoming two wheeled events, free literature and volunteering options, the day will also teach you how to fix your own punctures, explain how to ensure your bike is safe to ride and will give you an opportunity to get advice on other bike repairs. The day is totally free and, on top of all this goodwill, the lovely people at Food Not Bombs will provide all attendees with a free hot meal…when was the last time the your local mechanic taught you how to fix your car and then whipped you up a cottage pie? Viva la Bicycle!

The workshop will take place on Sunday the 31st of January in the Reception playground and kitchen of Chestnuts Primary School, entrance via St Ann’s Road.

This event is proudly sponsored by Finsbury Cycles – the people’s cycle shop.
Check out Food Not Bombs here.

 

Photos: Michael Barry…with thanks to our lovely model Tavia and her bicycle ‘M.F.Doom’ (what?! Don’t you name your bicycle?) taken outside Davies & Davies Estate Agents Finsbury Park, where Tavia works on the weekends. She cycles between viewings. Such a hip young estate agent.

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