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cycleFUN teaches bike maintenance

Posted on 14 November 2013  - 10:02

The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s cycleFUN programme is offering young people from Haringey the opportunity to learn how to fix their own bike.

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Funded by Haringey Council smarter travel, cycleFUN is designed to encourage residents to improve their health and wellbeing by having a go at cycling. Now, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation is taking the initiative to the next level by creating hands-on practical workshops to help young people understand how to fix their own bike.

Over the duration of the sessions, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the basics of bike mechanics including puncture repairs, brake and gear adjustments, lubrication and much more.

Mathijs Leenhouts, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s CycleFUN co-ordinator, said: "This is a fantastic initiative for the young people in Haringey who would like to take bike maintenance a step further. After the workshop they’ve learned a new skill and this skill can even save them money in the future."

The cycleFUN bike maintenance team have already visited Skills, Bruce Grove Youth Centre, Ferry Lane KICKS and Northumberland Park KICKS to deliver the workshops and over 60 young people have discovered how to fix their own bike.