Ugh my god you guys, Mercury is actually in retrograde. And now that Brexit's been postponed (again) there are new terrors lurking in the wings. Here are your cycling horror-scopes to help you navigate this difficult time...
Our friends at the Clonakilty Bike Circus in Ireland have issued a bike building challenge, complete with prize money money ka-ching! Read on:
Yep, you heard correctly - we're looking for a new mechanic or two.
Read on and see if you fit the bill. Or perhaps you know someone who would? Please share far and wide!
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.
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.