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UCL Bike Bonanza

29 February 2024, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Girl with Bike in UCL's Main Quad

We organise free bike maintenance sessions, security bike checks and second-hand bike sales in the main quad throughout the year.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Sustainable UCL – Sustainable UCL

Location

Front Quad
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

Free Bike Maintenance - Booking Required. 

At Dr Bike sessions experienced cyclists and mechanics check everything on your bike from wheels, brakes, gears and tyre pressure to lights, racks, pedals, saddles and more. Minor adjustments to the bike are made there and then. If it can't be fixed on site, or the mechanics believe that your bike will still be unsafe if they provide minor fixes, mechanics will let you know exactly what needs doing and a rough guide to what it should cost at a bike shop.

The mechanics of an e-bike will be looked at, but the issues linked to batteries and electornics will not be fixed.

If you would like to have your bike looked at by the Dr Bike mechanics please book your slot on this Eventbrite page. The mechanics will be on site from 10am-2pm and will only have time to look at up to 20 bikes on one session. More information on when you should drop the bike off, and when to collect it is on the Eventbrite page.

You must book a slot on the Eventbrite for the mechanics to see your bike. If you miss out this month, look out for future events.

Event bookings

 

Please book your bike in for a service by the Dr Bike mechanics by registering on Eventbrite. Mechanics will not be able to service your bike if you do not have a pre-booked slot. Please check the Eventbrite page on the day for any cancellations, as sometimes slots become available. On the day of each event, booking will open for the next event.

Bike Sale

Bikes for Good Causes will be hosting bike, cycle safety gear on campus. Bikes will be reasonably priced as they are secondhand.

Bikes for Good Causes are a social enterprise located in Haringey that sells good quality, donated bikes and also provides a full bicycle repair and maintenance service. They are working in partnership with Action For Kids Charitable Trust which supports young people with learning disabilities. Any profit made goes back into the business to improve the range of services offered in their bike and coffee shop and also helps support Action For Kids in the excellent work they do in assisting young people to “lead the life they choose”.

Bike Marking 

In partnership with the police, UCL Security regularly set up marking events to provide cycle security advice and offer security marking and registration onto BikeRegister's online database. Registering your bike helps police and retailers identify and verify the legitimate owner of bikes that have been stolen or are being resold.

Future Dates

Bike Bonanzas will run from 10:00 - 16:00 on:

  • Thursday 29th February  
  • Tuesday 19th March
  • Thursday 25th April
  • Tuesday 28th May

Keep a look out on our events pages and follow us on social media (@sustainableucl on Instagram, Facebook and X) to register for our future events.