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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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What? I have to take care of my tyres? 

Yes sweet thing, you do. 

Your tyres are used every time you ride, and are a consumable - i.e. something meant to be consumed. As with most consumables, how long they last depends on how well you take care of them, and the environment you’re riding in. 

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Baa dee yah
Cycling in September ❤️

Hello everyone! 
The weather has turned - and you know what that means - time to CLEAN YOUR DISGUSTINGLY FILTHY CHAIN. 

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Hey Nerds!
Yeah, I'm lookin at you

It's never too late to geek out on something new. Why not take a class at LBK to build some new synapses for your brain? Gain some empowerment, plus a happy bike (win - win!) #nevernotlearning

Two things of note: 
1) Don't behave like a manic car driver when you're on canal towpaths - they aren't rat runs for cyclists. If you need to get somewhere quickly, use the roads. Don't like the roads? Campaign for better ones with the London Cycling Campaign
2) We are still getting evicted in January 2020 but we can't move until after March 2019 if we want to take advantage of this break clause we've been offered. So if you know of any workshop spaces going next year, we're all ears. It's also looking more likely we'll need to partner with another organisation in order to be able to afford rent - if you know of one, please get in touch. 

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View this email in your browser Artwork by Mike Joos May the 9th be with you Ranty newsletter ahoy! Yeah, hate to be a Debbie Downer, but we’ve been handed our official kick out date, which is the 31st of January 2020. Which sounds far away - and it is - but at the same time it’s not. So we’ll be hunting for a new space and we need your help! We are looking for the following: about 50 square meters (or bigger), cost around £8-10k/year, somewhere in North or East (or North East) London, and will be available in 2019. Leads so...

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