Recycle the Way You Travel Maintenance course Haringey

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In this borough sponsored ‘Recycle the way you travel’ programme, we are able to offer participants the chance to attend a FREE one-day bike maintenance course and a cycle training session (Provided by Cycle Confident).

At Bikeworks we are all about developing cycling in London (and beyond) so in this scheme, our aim is to get participants who already own a bike confident on the road and independent with their mode of transport by acquiring essential maintenance skills.


The Course

Participants will have six hours of bike maintenance training, going through the basics of bike maintenance and repair. This includes:

– Roadside puncture repair – removal of wheel and tyre

– M-check (learning how to check that major components are safe and roadworthy, making minor adjustments

– Removal and refitting of brake blocks, balancing brake callipers

– Principles of basic gear adjustment

– Checking chain tension

– Preventative care, e.g. how to clean and lubricate parts of the bike

At a later date, participants will also benefit from a two-hour group cycling session led by Cycle Confident instructors.

To be eligible, you also need to either work, live, or study in the borough of Haringey. (6 places) Details are below.


Maintenance Course Dates

Thursday 27 September

Friday 28 September

Saturday 29 September

Sunday 30 September


Course time: 10:00 – 16:00

Venue: 639 Centre, 639 High Road, London, N17 8AA.

To apply follow the steps below and book yourself onto your preferred date. (scroll to the bottom of the page)


Further Supported places

In this same programme, we have a limited number of additional places for people who will get the chance to benefit from a FREE refurbished bike as well as the Maintenance and Cycle training.


This is aimed at people who do not already own a bike, and who are able to demonstrate that attending this course and getting a bike would improve their life and be of significant benefit to them. Priority will be given to participants who, due to social, economic, or health reasons are unable to acquire a bicycle by their own means. To be eligible, you also need to either work, live, or study in the borough of Haringey.

Advice on application

There is a short application form you will need to fill out and send back to us. We would like to hear a bit more about why you want to take part in the programme and how you think gaining a bike and maintenance training will positively impact your travel options. We would also like to know why you think you are eligible to receive a free bike.


To receive an application form, please email, or call 0208 9807 998 for more information.