A chance to build your own bike

A chance to build your own bike

Added: 13 November 2015

Earn a bike in six weeks and learn to maintain it forever

Build-a-Bike is a six-week course that gives a rewarding, hands-on introduction to bicycle maintenance. The course is intended for people with a history of homelessness, an offending background, substance misuse needs or long-term unemployment.

At the end of the course, participants will have completely dismantled and rebuilt a bike. This is then theirs to keep, along with a certificate of completion.

The sessions run once a week and are supervised by experienced bicycle mechanics, with additional one-to-one support available. The course takes a practical approach and teaches through hands-on experience rather than theory

During the course individuals will gain knowledge and experience of;

  • Health and safety
  • Workplace risk assessment
  • Working as part of a team
  • Handling tools

For more information please download the flyer

The next course will start on 26th November based at the Junction 3 development, adjacent to the M32 in Easton.  Referrals need to be received by 15th November 2015 to be considered.

For more information, contact Claire on 01225 354 780 - clairel@julianhouse.org.uk

To be referred your key worker needs to complete this referral form

A bit more about Julian House Bike Workshop

The workshop serves the public, selling bikes and maintenance services, but it’s main purpose is to create opportunities for vulnerable people to train, gain confidence and make progress towards independence and employment.