Mend and Ride Bike Workshop
Mend and Ride is Lewisham Cyclists’ cycle maintenance project. It is a workshop space with a good selection of tools, and advice and help available from our volunteers plus a qualified bike mechanic.
It is not a bike repair shop, it is a space where you will be helped to mend your own bike, getting it back on the road while learning the skills to keep it there.
You will be shown how to check your bike and then how to do any necessary repair yourself. While you’re waiting for your turn, you can observe what others are doing and sample a piece of our cake. We supply the tools and some basic spare parts (brake pads, cables, inner tubes, chains, repair kits) which you can buy at cost price. If your bike needs a part we haven’t got, then you can bring it with you to the next workshop and we can help you fit it then. Sometimes we have decent second hand parts available at low cost too, such as tyres, wheels, which still have a decent bit of life left in them, for those that need a bit more time to save up for brand new parts. Ring beforehand to enquire.
There are three sessions a month. One is usually on the last Sunday of the month from 11.30 on the Sunday to 3pm held at the Ringway Centre, 268, Baring Rd Grove Park SE12 0DA
2nd Thursday of the month, held at the Young Lewisham Project, Kilmorie Rd, SE23 2SR from 6.30pm to 9pm
On the second Sunday of the month, we also hold sessions in Deptford at Ron Hoskins Hall (the Scout hut) in Childers St Deptford, SE8 5NU. Dates so far are: 5th March, 9th April, 14th May (this session will be held outdoors in Folkestone Gardens) 11th June.
Check our events diary for the actual dates as we do occasionally have to change them. Especially when there are 5 Sundays in the month, as sometimes we have to run the workshop a week earlier on the fourth Sunday, not the last.
There is no set charge, but we do ask for a donation from those in work, for the help and use of tools, plus we have to charge cost price for any new parts supplied.
Coffee, tea and cake available too!
If you would like to bring yourself and your bike along, give us a ring on 07826559603. Or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to read our project summary, prepared for Transport For London (who helped us with a start up grant) read it here