The Bike Station – free classes available

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The University’s Transport Office is partnering with The Bike Station to deliver online bike maintenance classes, free for all staff and students to attend.

The classes run from the 1st to the 12th of March and take place on Zoom. You can sign up for sessions through the Bike Station website until the 17th of February. Use the code UofE-spring to book into a session for free.

There are three different topics to choose from, with classes repeated at different times throughout the fortnight. They will cover the very basics of bike maintenance, puncture repair and everything else you need to know to get your bike ready for springtime cycling. The classes are capped at 10 people, meaning you will be able to get plenty of help and live support from The Bike Station’s head mechanic, who is leading each session.

The Bike Station is a charity which formed nearly 20 years ago as an informal bike swap at Sciennes Primary School in Edinburgh. They have since grown to become a Scotland-wide professional bicycle recycling business. Their Edinburgh branch is located on Causewayside, halfway between the University’s Central Area and King’s Buildings campuses.