ChainoilingTwo new free cycle maintenance course are taking place in Openshaw soon for cyclists who want to learn how to keep their bike in tip-top condition.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is holding more of the popular courses on Monday 29 July and Tuesday 6 August from 5.30pm-7.30pm. The 2-hour long sessions will help adults (over 16 years old) learn skills including how to keep their bikes clean, mend punctures and safely adjust brakes and gears for a smooth ride.

Places are expected to fill up quickly and should be booked soon to avoid disappointment. Book online at or by phoning 0300 123 1675. Both courses take place at Bikeright! Headquarters at 877 Ashton Old Road, Openshaw, Manchester M11 2NL. Cycling experts will lead the sessions and people are advised to bring their own bikes, although demonstration bikes can be made available on request.

The Openshaw dates are just two of many other cycling courses taking place at venues across Greater Manchester, including ‘Learn to Ride’ courses for novice adult cyclists. TfGM is aiming to make Greater Manchester the most cycle-friendly British region outside London.

In April, a major 12 year cycling strategy – called ‘Vélocity 2025’ – was submitted by TfGM to central government in a bid to secure £20million of national investment in Greater Manchester cycling, education and infrastructure.

You can learn more about TfGM’s ambitions for cycling in Greater Manchester by visiting



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