UR Potential are delivering a Bike Maintenance project in Preesall area and will be based at St Aidens school. The project is for young people aged 13-19 to learn how to strip a bike down, do basic repairs such as repair a puncture, wheels , brakes and their components. They will learn to adjust the height of the seat and handle bars, fix the chains and also how to ride the bicycle safely. Once the bicycle is renovated and looking brand new, the young people will be given a helmet and lights to keep them safe. They will also be given the bicycles at the end of the course to enable them to travel around their community safely.

The course will start on Thursday 8th October and will run on Thursday afternoons 3.15pm till 5.15pm for 5 weeks. This course will be accredited the young people will gain an AQA certificate in bike maintenance. They will learn practical skills and team work skills which can open up opportunities to employment and education.

We are looking for young people to join the project as well as some adult volunteers to support, so please contact us with your details.

If you have any un-wanted bicycles we would be a grateful to receive them and happy to collect them. We are also looking for storage spaces in Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre to store our bicycles prior to course.

If you wish to register for the project or learn more about the project or are interested in donating a bicycle or getting involved please contact Louise Harrison  by calling the office on : 01253 344398 or mobile: 07432000788 alternatively come down to the

URPotential office  at 296 Central Drive, Blackpool FY1 5JW