Bike Maintenance & Ride (Womxn)
We are riding in the Black Mountains for the rest of 2023. The views, the beauty, we call it home.
A chance to learn about bike repair. Identify parts, common problems, and how to fix. We’ll also have a great pedal out afterwards. This is suitable for all riders of all levels who are comfortable on off road surfaces.
This is the chance to get those fears about fixing your bike out on the table. I learned to repair my bike by breaking it, so many times... but never with any catastrophic affect. :) The result has been the knowledge and confidence to try something myself whenever something squeaks, wiggles, acts weird, or goes bonkers on the trail. Here is your chance to have a little play yourself.
We won't tear anything apart, unless we find something wrong on the day. We will identify all of the parts for the system we are working with, discuss common problems/faults, how we would fix them ourselves, where to source parts etc. Or, we will simply learn how to confidently go into the bike shop and describe exactly what our bike needs. This is about Q&A, and tinker and play with a supportive group.
You do not need any specific tools on the day, unless you have them. Every modern bike seems to have it's own version of some, so we could never cover them all, but this is part of the learning too. If you have a multi-tool, a small tool kit, please bring them. You may not need/use it but it will be super helpful to the others to learn from.
We will then ride out in the Black Mountains. We'll ride some lanes, fire roads, single track and bridleways. This is quite a mixture but something for everyone. And we will always help you every pedal of the way.
The ride will be tailored to who comes on the day and what we fancy, so all are welcome to join.