Cycling is contemporary – for the sake of the climate and health. And if you live in the city, you can always switch to a bike anyway. But with intensive use, a repair is sometimes due. Unfortunately, young people in particular rarely know how to keep a bicycle in good shape.
Before the Christmas holidays, three Grade 8 students accepted the offer to learn all the necessary handles in the “Fix Your Bike” workshop. Mr. Heumann, owner of the bike shop “akkuRadT” in Bubenreuth conveyed on two afternoon appointments how the repair works. The workshop was initiated by the “Incentivizing alternatives to cars” team from the FIS Eco-Club.
Sandrine Bachmann, Eco-Club and FIS Science department staff member, explains:
“The students were hesitant at first, but when a latecomer arrived on the second afternoon, they were already eagerly passing on their newly acquired knowledge. The aim of the campaign is to teach the students how to carry out minor repairs on their own bikes, as often it might be left standing because it is not working properly. It’s also a question of safety, whether the light works or the tire is almost flat. In the workshop they learn how to care for a chain, repair the tires or adjust the gears. In any case, Mr. Heumann was very impressed by his group’s eagerness to learn. He even gave everyone a mini tool as a gift at the end.”
A new workshop will take place on the next two Mondays, January 16th and 23rd, and is reserved for Grades 9 and 10. If you would like to register, please contact: . The participation fee is 15 Euros. Short-term registrations are still possible.