Fixing your own bike
Keeping your bike well maintained will make it more enjoyable to ride and keep it on the road longer.
If you do not have your own tools or work space there are several bike workshops that allow you to do your own repairs in their work space and will also offer support.
Tips on maintaining your own bike
The Bike Station
Fix your own Bike
Hire a fully-equipped work stand in the Bike Station for £6 per hour, which will give you access to:
- A work stand and a work space, and access to all the specialist tools you need
- Free tea, coffee, gloves and overalls for you and free oil and grease for your bike
- Expert help and expert advice, including manuals
- Access to a wide range of new and second-hand parts for sale
Fix your own Bike runs every Wednesday, 4-8pm (last entry 7pm) and Saturday, 12-4pm at the Bike Station at 250 Causewayside, Newington, Edinburgh EH9 1UU.
There is no need to book – just turn up.
Wee Spoke Hub
Fix Your Own Bike workshops
Learn how to fix your own bike in a relaxed and non-judgemental environment, with advice and help from their qualified mechanic and volunteers.
Cost: each participant pays for the spare parts they use, donations welcome.
Fix Your Own Bike workshops run every Tuesday, 5-8pm at the Wee Spoke Hub, 13 Guthrie Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JG.
Workshop space for hire
The Wee Spoke Hub workshop space is available for hire outwith regular opening hours, get in touch with email@example.com for more information.
Wee Spoke Hub Volunteering opportunities
The Wee Spoke Hub look for volunteer bike tutors, bike mechanics and other roles associated to the running of the wider SHRUB Cooperative.
For up to date volunteer roles visit: www.shrubcoop.org/get-involved