Bike Maintenance

As ever we’ve been busy, busy bees learning new skills. Over the past few weeks we have been focusing on bicycle maintenance. Scouts have been learning the ins and outs of how to look after their bikes. Do you know fork end from your dust cap? Do you even know what a derailleur is? Of course, you don’t. Neither do I, but I know some scouts that do or they do now anyway. Learning how to look after their bikes goes towards the scout’s skill challenge it is also practical for scouts to tackle any problems they might encounter when out and about on their bikes. Scouts also learn how to do all necessary safety checks on their bicycles to make sure it is safe and ready to ride. To paraphrase Sir Bradley Wiggins, “I think bikes are pretty good”. We couldn’t agree more Wiggo.