Who We Are
Community Outdoor Group (COG) is a community cycling and bike maintenance project based at Higham Hill Hub in Walthamstow whose long term vision is to establish a cycling Hub for the borough which will run various cycling groups for the community for different ages and abilities.
We also have COG - The Link, which is our unique project that we run to engage those in the community who don’t normally have access to a bike… which is where our project and your input proves crucial. Over the course of the week, you will be taught bike maintenance skills and work towards repairing broken bikes donated to COG so that they can be put back into use by local children and other members of the community who otherwise wouldn’t have access to a bike.
What Will I Learn on COG - The Link?
Over the course of the week, you will learn basic bike maintenance skills – this includes everything from, health & safety, parts removal and installation, brakes, pads, to cabling, gears & handlebars.
At the end of the week, not only will you have learnt new specialist and transferable skills to put on your CV, you will have also done your bit in repairing what was a previously a disused bike that someone in the community, who never had access to a bike, will now benefit from.
We anticipate there will also be other opportunities for those who successfully complete the course and have an on-going interest in the wider COG project.
When Is It?
Dates: Monday 13th February to Friday 17th February (February half-term)
Times: 11:30am to 1:30pm
Location: Higham Hill Hub (Higham Hill Park, Hecham Close, Walthamstow, E17 5QT)
What Should I Wear?
Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear that you don’t mind getting dirty. Refreshments will be provided.