September 2016 – #Hackney Bike Workshop dates + welcoming new volunteers :-D

Now, August has been brilliant, hasn’t it??? Plenty of seriously hot sun and blue skies! Ideal for cycling, although too hot for some!

We saw loads of you pour into our workshop looking to fix a million problems, to then ride away into the sunshine, and despite we had mechanics on holiday, we rose to the challenge and managed to fix nearly everything!

With September, though, things will go back to normal and there will be more hands available to help you. Autumn is a beautiful season to cycle: don’t miss it!


The dates for our September workshops are:

  • Tuesday 6th September – Hackney City Farm, 7-9PM
  • Wednesday 14th September – Clapton Park URC at The Round Chapel, 7-9PM
  • Tuesday 20th September – Hackney City Farm, 7-9PM

Do arrive as early as you can to ensure we can help you. Contact us in advance if you have any queries!

We are all enthusiastic volunteers: we do not receive any regular contribution towards our running costs, and we must pay ourselves for rent and tools. We would really appreciate if you could donate generously on the night!

Oh, and Hackney Bike Workshop is still looking for new volunteer mechanics!

Several of you came to help during the summer and your contribution was invaluable! However, attendance is a bit sporadic and we are getting quite a few more cyclists through the door, so we would still love to meet new volunteer mechanics! If you already know how to fix your bike, come along to help out with our workshops! It is a great opportunity to cement your skills and perhaps to pick up a few news one, and we are a fun bunch, if we can say so ourselves. So, come along!

Also, we now offer bike fitting advice, on a simple Pay What You Can basis. Just as having the right posture improves your overall health and wellbeing , cycling on a bike that fits you properly will give you a better ride and reduce discomfort, pain and even injury. Fitting your bike to your body will ensure a better ride, fix current issues and avoid future problems! People have done it already have walked away very happy and have left us very positive reviews of the new service: book your spot via email!