The Bike Kitchen
Paths For All – Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Programme
LEG is continuing to develop the Bike Kitchen to promote active travel in Lochaber and teach bike repair skills. With another 12 months of funding from Paths For All, the Bike Kitchen now has a bike mechanic, Richard, who will be delivering bike repair workshops, restoring bikes for the Adopt A Bike scheme, looking after the Bike Tool Library and running guided ebike rides.
The Bike Kitchen ran four rounds of the very successful Fix Your Own Bike courses in 2019, and we hope to run more courses in 2021. The courses are free and 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.
One happy cyclist had this to say after the 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 Bike Kitchen shed, funded by Cycling Scotland as part of our Glen Nevis Cycling Infrastructure Project is home to the Bike Tool Library so you can borrow bike tools free of charge, and is a great space for repairing bikes. You can also borrow a bike from our Bike Library.