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Bike Town

September

Bike Trains, cycle skills, guided rides and much more in this months newsletter.

We have moved to new premises:

You can now find Bike Town at 5 Thompson Court, G73 5RR. Near the Aldi off Mill Street.

We are open Wednesdays & Saturdays 10am - 2pm for bike sales, repairs and servicing

New website:

You can find our new website at http://www.biketown.org.uk, It's still very much a work in progress at the moment.

Cycle Maintenance workshops:

Bicycle Maintenance levels one, two and three.

Venue: 5 Thompson Court, G73 2RR. Near the Aldi off Mill Street.

Numbers are limited and places fill quickly, so booking is essential: contact us at biketown@healthynhappy.org.uk

Date
Time
Level
 
Saturday 24th Sep
1000 - 1100
Level 1
 
Saturday 24th Sep
1130 - 1230
Level 2: gears
 
Saturday 24th Sep
1300 - 1400
Level 2: gears
 
Saturday 1st October
1000 - 1100
Level 2: brakes
 
Saturday 1st October
1130 - 1230
Level 2 brakes
 

Wee Bike Club

We've started our pilot run of the pre-school balance bike training scheme for participating nursery schools and community groups.

Bike Town Strava Club

We can now be found on every cyclists favourite cycling app, Strava. If you live or work in G72/73 please join the CamGlen Bike Town Strava Club to be in with a chance to win a monthly prize.

Our Strava club will allow us to keep track of car replacement journeys, which we need for funding purposes. If you cycle to work or use your bike for everyday activities such as shopping, visiting friends, days out etc, then please record these as 'commute' rides and we will be able to use this data to calculate the carbon savings achieved from travelling by bicycle rather than by car.

We send an email out every month with details of our events, to be kept informed simply sign up to our newsletter here

Adult Guided Rides
Our adult-only guided rides continues every Wednesday between 10am to 1pm

All rides are graded 'easy' and suitable for less confident cyclists

  • 90 minutes cycling and time for a rest stop
  • Rides guided by an experienced ride leader
  • Build up your confidence on a bikeMeet other cyclists
  • Bike available if you don’t have your own          

Family-friendly Guided Rides
We also have a programme of guided rides suitable for families with children, although adults without children are also welcome!

  • Teach ride is either an ‘easy’ short rides or a ’moderate’ longer ride
  • All rides suitable for adult cyclists and families with child cyclists
  • Rides guided by an experienced ride leader
  • Time for a rest stop. Bikes available if you don’t have your own
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult cyclist 

Cycle Maintenance Workshops and Fix your own bike (FYOB)

Venue: Bike Town, 5 Thompson Court, G73 2RR. Near the Aldi, off Mill Street.

Hello everyone! Bike Town are running another raft of lessons and you are invited!

Excitingly, we are in the process of moving from the container to new premises near Aldi and this is where the lessons shall take place.
  • Level 1 is for aimed at giving hope to the hopeless. If you hail a taxi when you get a flat or have no idea whether to put grease or oil on your chain, this is for you. Changing tubes, safety checking a bike and basic bike maintenance covered
  • Level 2 is about gears and braking systems. It covers a lot and so has been fattened out to two lessons.
  • Level 3 includes bottom bracket adjustment, headsets and wheel truing.
Classes are free to those residing within G72 and G73 postcode areas. Proof of residence required. Places limited to six. You will be working in pairs. Please let us know if cannot make it so we can off the spot to someone else.

DO NOT BRING YOUR BICYCLE!
We have a separate Fix Your Own Bike option for learning about one bike specifically.
Extra Jaffa cakes to those who cycle in, obviously.
Classes will be on Saturdays initially.

Ride Leader Training

Guided ride leaders (1 day training course)
Commuting with confidence course leaders (4 day training course)

We offer training opportunities for those that are interested in these roles.

For more information and to register your interest, email biketown@healthynhappy.org.uk or ring the office on 0141 646 0123 and ask for Mel or Jim. We look forward to hearing from you!

Do you need your bike serviced or repaired?

We fix bikes! Pop along to ouir Bike Shop in the container at 78 Cambuslang Rd any Wednesday or Saturday between 10am and 2pm. 

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