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 is now recruiting for a part-time bike mechanic (3 days/week) to deliver bike repair workshops, restore bikes, develop the Bike Tool Library and run guided rides.  The closing date for applications is Tuesday 21st July, with interviews being held during the week beginning 27th July.

Download the application documents below or email kate@lochaberenviro.org.uk for more info:

Job Description – Bike Mechanic 2020

Person Specification – Bike Mechanic 2020

Application Form – Bike Mechanic 2020

The Bike Kitchen ran four rounds of the very successful Fix Your Own Bike courses in 2019, and we hope to run more course later in 2020 and 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.”

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

The Bike Kitchen shed, funded by Cycling Scotland as part of our Glen Nevis Cycling Infrastructure Project is nearly finished, and we hope to hold a Bike Kitchen shed opening later this year. The Bike Kitchen shed will home the Bike Tool Library and will be a great space for repairing bikes. You can also borrow a bike from our Bike Library.

For more information about our bike activities and events please email kate@lochaberenviro.org.uk

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