Portsmouth residents can learn the basics of cycle maintenance through a series of informal, hands-on workshops suitable for adults of all ages and abilities.

Experienced mechanics from Southsea Cycles will teach residents the basic skills of cycle maintenance to help them keep their bikes in tip-top condition throughout the year.

The workshops support and encourage people to choose cycling and aim to make it more accessible and affordable for Portsmouth residents. Many people would like to cycle more often for exercise, or to ride to work or places of education, but struggle with basic maintenance skills and the cost of repairs. At each session you’ll learn about the equipment you’ll need to make repairs and how to use tools you may already have at home.

These flexible workshops allow you book all five sessions or mix and match as stand-alone units to fit with your own schedule.

Sessions run during the day, evening and on some Saturdays, over five locations throughout the city. We hope to bring you additional sessions throughout the year so please check back here as information is added.

Residents can book the free workshops through Eventbrite:

Treadgold’s Warehouse, John Pounds Centre

Saturday mornings 11 March to 29 April

Southsea Cycles (Women’s only workshop)

Thursday evenings 11 May to 22 June

St Francis Church, Hilsea

Tuesday evenings 25 July to 22 August

St Michael’s Church, Paulsgrove

Thursday mornings 27 July to 24 August

Buckland Community Centre

Tuesday mornings 5 September – 31 October