Our first actual day! Worries that no-one would come were soon dispelled as the workshop space filled up quickly with people wanting advice on how to spruce their machines up for the spring or to use the workshop for more complex. For much of the day we had up to 10 different bikes being worked on, and the Dr Bike support session attracted half a dozen people wanting to brush up on basic safety checks and maintenance. Hot soup was served.
It was also a good day for curious donations, and our first oddity was a shaft driven bike:
and this was swiftly followed by a rather weather worse (mildewed rather than rusted) bamboo frame:
They will join the growing stock of donated bikes which we are starting to sort out in readiness for repair. If you have a bike you no longer want, do drop it down to us. Also if you have some bike repair skills you would like to donate this would be especially welcome.
Tomorrow ( a change from the published schedule) will be ELECTRIC BIKE DAY. Want some help up those hills, come and give an electric bike a spin and find out what they are all about. Also will be Dr Bike & DIY repair sessions.
All welcome – do come.