GID’s Bike Maintenance Training at Bren Bikes

Posted on 5th April 2017

GID held a charity cake sale for The Bren Project on 28th February, raising £40.00 to a well-deserved cause.

The Bren Project is a charitable organisation based in Chester offering people with learning disabilities and autism the opportunity to experience supportive work placements throughout Cheshire.

Bren Bikes itself is a working bicycle workshop that offers refurbished bicycles for sale at very affordable prices, as well as a professional maintenance and repair service. They also offer an in-house training programme where their beneficiaries are supported on an intensive basis by Bren Bikes supervisors during an 8 week placement aiming to help their beneficiaries develop a wide range of employability skills, whilst improving their confidence and self-esteem.

GID went along to drop off the £40.00 raised to the team and took part in a 2 hour, hands-on, bike maintenance training session all in the aid of promoting their Green Impact campaign of cycling as a specific greening activity the staff need to get involved in more.

Andrew Miles said “The bike maintenance session this afternoon was brilliant. They gave all our bikes a thorough going over ………… Serve even got a new brake cable fitted! I think we all learned a lot, and I'll definitely be going back if I need work doing on my bike (in fact I'm waiting for them to price up a new chain and gear set so I can get that sorted!)”

 

 Here’s hoping more of GID’s staff get on their bikes more often!