The in-school cycle maintenance trial was organised by York city council, known for its proactive stance on getting more bums on saddles.
Hamish Stewart of Weldtite wanted to support the trial because well-maintained bicycles would be more likely to be ridden by the children at the schools concerned.
"Some of the trainees became super competent in all aspects of bike maintenance and repairs and are looking for possible employment in our industry. In a couple of cases the course completely changed the behaviour of the pupils, turning them from disruptive individuals to model pupils."
Weldtite provided Cyclo and Cyclus tools as well as cans of TF2 bike lube. Course graduates – aged 14-16 – were each given Weldtite’s Dirt Trap Chain Cleaning Machine.