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This event is supported by City of Whittlesea in partnership with Whittlesea Bicycle Users Group and Bike it Better.

Tuesday 20th June, 6:00pm- 8:30pm

Venue: French Street Hall.

Address: 47A French Street Lalor 3075 Victoria Australia

The City of Whittlesea is excited to offer a FREE interactive, hands-on bike maintenance workshop, including demonstration and explanation of bicycle maintenance essentials and opportunity for participants to practice on their own bikes.

The workshop will be led by Bike it Better and supported by Whittlesea Bicycle Users Group (BUG).

The workshop will be capped at the first 20 people who register – register soon as this is sure to book up fast. Suitable for 13yo upwards (teenagers to be accompanied by an adult).

Register here:

A short list will be created for future workshops.

Who is this session suitable for?

Anyone interested in learning to maintain and perform basic repairs and safety checks on their bike or their kids’ bikes.

Participants MUST be residents of Whittlesea.

Session inclusions:

Welcome and introduction

ABCD check: the essential safety check before every ride. Participants practice on own bike.
Bike fit: how to set your seat at the correct height, and other adjustment related issues.
Inner tube replacement: what to do when you get a flat tyre, what essentials to carry when riding.
Brakes: how to adjust brakes, replace worn brake pads, and know when to take it in for repair.
Chain replacement: what to do if your chain comes off during a ride.
Chain/drive-train clean and re-lube: how to clean and maintain your chain and gears, and when to take it for a service. Chain lube: what type is best, how to correctly use it, and how often.
Puncture repair: how to patch a punctured tube (better for the environment). Opportunity for participants to repair own punctured tube(s) along with instructor.
General maintenance demonstration and parts identification.
Finishing with an open time allocation for participants to work on own bike, ask questions, and get assistance and advice regarding maintenance issues.

What should I bring?

Optional: you may bring your own bike to conduct maintenance checks and obtain assistance in resolving any basic maintenance issues identified.

If bringing your own bike, please ensure your bike is clean (in particular the wheels), to avoid making a mess in our indoor venue.

Our instructors will have tool kits with them which you may use during the session, however, feel free to bring your own tools to use on your own bike, or obtain assistance in learning how to use them. Please note that any shared tools will need to be wiped with disinfectant after each use.

Who do I contact if I have any questions?

Sadaf Saeed, Transport Planner (City of Whittlesea) on (03) 9217 2012

Glenn (Whittlesea Bicycle Users Group) on 0434 730 163