Bike maintenance skills
About this activity
Suitable for primary and secondary school pupils.
Bike maintenance sessions provide practical skills to help your school community keep their bikes roadworthy.
Run by a bike mechanic or a knowledgeable member of staff, these hands-on sessions allow participants to get to grips with the mechanics of how a bike works.
Sessions can cover the basics of making sure your bike is safe to use with an ABC (air, brakes, chain) check, through to repairing punctures, putting a chain back on, and more advanced bike mechanics.
What you'll need
- Basic tools and puncture repair equipment. A hired mechanic may be able to bring these
- Designated space in the school grounds, ideally with shelter
- Bike mechanic(s) to provide expert knowledge and guidance (or a knowledgeable member of staff)
- Budget for a bike mechanic
This activity counts towards:
- Travel activity
How it helps
- Develops practical life skills
- Builds cycling confidence
- Gateway to other cycling initiatives