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Bike maintenance for all the family
Get to know your bike (Image by FreeImages.com/Mads Buddig)
Do you know your chains from your chain rings? Or how about the where the crank or the fork is on the bike? Or did you know there are different types of brakes on a bike - rim brakes, internal hub brakes and disc brakes?
The Coromandel Community Centre has organised a great opportunity for all the family to get to know their bike and learn some basic bike maintenance and repairs skills.
Held on Sunday, March 12, 101m - 1pm, the session will be a fun event for all the family - and by keeping your bike in tip top condition and doing your own simple repairs, it could save you money in the long run.
But most importantly it will keep you safe; faulty brakes and chains could cause and accident.
Plus it's also a good opportunity to ask questions from the experts.
And once you've got your new found skills, enjoy a great ride along the beautiful Linear Park trail in Coromandel Valley and finish with a sausage sizzle bbq.
And to finish off, here are a few fun bike facts you may not be aware of:
there are over one billion bikes in the world today
around 100 million bicycles are manufactured worldwide each year.
the word 'bicycle' comes from the French word 'bicyclette', bikes and is thought to have come in around 1860s - before bikes were called 'velocipedes'
in 1935, 25-year-old Fred A. Birchmore cycled round the world. In this time cycled around 25,000 miles (over 40200 km) and got through wore out 7 sets of tyres.
the world's longest bike is 92 feet long (around 28 metres)
NB Adult supervision is required for all children participation