A new ‘build your own bike’ (BYOB) course being launched in the New Year by Common Wheel mental health charity, is calling for cycling enthusiasts keen to rebuild their bicycles, and help an award winning community mental health project at the same time.
BYOB is a ten week course that will take place on Thursday evenings from 7–9pm starting on Thursday 28 January 2016. An experienced Bike Engineer will guide participants through the process of stripping an old bike and rebuilding their own customised bike. Sessions will take place at a fully equipped bike workshop in Maryhill, Glasgow. By signing up to this course, participants will be helping to fund Common Wheel and the award winning activities the charity provides for people with mental illness.
Common Wheel Project Manager Emma Razi said: “Graeme Obree is famous for building a world record beating bicycle, and for grappling with mental health issues. We are sure there are many amateur cyclists who have always wanted to pull an old, much-loved bike down from the rafters and rebuild it but have always been put off by a lack of knowledge and confidence. Common Wheel is providing them with an opportunity to breathe new life back into their bikes with expert guidance from our engineers and to their own specification. It is a great opportunity to learn new skills and contribute to the vital work being undertaken by Common Wheel. There are only 6 places, however, so we would urge anyone interested to contact us as soon as possible. See our website for more details on how to book – www.commonwheel.org.uk”.