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Introduction to Maintenance was LBK’s first class, even before LBK as a workshop existed. I had gotten a grant from the London Cycling Campaign, £5k to be used on tools and teaching some test classes. This was in May of 2011, when I had a desk job doing marketing for a small London charity. I randomly met Ellie Smith (founder of Oxford’s Broken Spoke Bike Co-op) at a Breeze women’s ride leader training that summer, and we were pleasantly surprised to find out we were setting up similar projects in our respective cities. We decided to collaborate. 

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