Fort William Bike Kitchen

Paths For All – Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Programme

Lochaber Environment Group (LEG) have secured funding from the Paths For All – Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Programme for a Bike Kitchen in Fort William.

The Fort William Bike Kitchen will teach bike repair skills and promote active travel to people in and around Fort William. The project will deliver Fix Your Own Bike and Build Your Bike workshops to local residents and young people in Lochaber.  In collaboration with the Go, Grow and Glow Project, The Bike Kitchen will refurbish up to 60 used bikes that have been donated to LEG by local residents.

The Bike Kitchen ran the first series of four very successful Fix Your Own Bike classes in August.  The second round of classes starts on Thursday 12th September and run through to 3rd October. The evening classes will be held at the West Highland College, starting at 6.30 pm.  One happy cyclist had this to say after the August course “The course was so helpful, and Jamie explains things really well. I feel like I’ve got the confidence to try and maintain my bike on my own, whereas before everything was a mystery.”

The classes are free and will cover basic bike maintenance from bike setup, diagnosing issues and puncture repair, to adjusting and repairing gears and brakes.  You will learn how to check your bike is roadworthy and acquire the skills to deal with most common repairs, helping you to keep your bike on the road and save you money.

The Bike Kitchen will also be at the Sunart Show (Strontian) on 10th August, the EV Roadshow on 17th August, and the Lochaber Agricultural Show on 24th August offering bike health checks, quick bike repairs, and advice.

Keep an eye out here and on the Events Page for dates for The Bike Kitchen Fix Your Own Bike and Build a Bike workshops.

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