Want to learn how to fix your own bike? You’ve come to the right place! We have several different options, from fixing a puncture right up to industry-recognised qualifications that could be your ticket to working in a bike shop.
When we couldn’t run face to face training due to Covid-19 restrictions we took training online using Facebook Live. If you missed the classes here’s the links to the recordings:
Class 1 https://youtu.be/XqrX0Nyr4ew
Class 2 https://youtu.be/PArek0dMqTE
Basic Bike Maintenance Class
This is a small group class, where we cover the basics.
Working with small groups, we can make sure we focus on what you’re interested in. We cover pre-ride checks, fixing common problems on the go and maintenance between rides to keep your bike in top condition.
The maximum class size is six and sessions last 2 hours and can be arranged for daytime, early evenings or weekends.
Price: £40 per person
Our next scheduled class is likely to be early 2022 unless we have sufficient demand to run one sooner.
If you’re interested in booking a session for a group we can also run a private class for you. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book or for more information.
Intermediate Bike Maintenance Training.
In this session you’ll further develop your skills and confidence. The session includes how to:-
Fit a new brake cable (inner and outer) and adjust brake
Replace brake pads and correctly set the brake
Check the alignment of a gear hanger and correct it if needed
Replace an index gear system cable and correctly set the indexing
Replace a cassette and chain and check the indexing
Remove and refit a headset bearing
Price:£40 per person. Book on October’s course via Eventbrite
Individual Bike Maintenance Training
Paired up 1:1 with a skilled mechanic, you can cover pretty much whatever you want. Typically, we work with people who want to get their bike ready for long rides or tours, and at the same time want to learn how to fix things when they break in the middle of nowhere.
1:1 sessions cost £45 per hour. Contact email@example.com to arrange.
Women only sessions
On the last Tuesday of each month we hold a free drop in session for women. Each month has a themed lecture demo and there’s an opportunity to carry out your own maintenance and repairs supported by female mechanics. You only pay for any parts you use. 6-7.30pm.
We’re a Velotech training centre, and can teach you workshop standard bike maintenance. Velotech Gold is recognised by the cycling industry. We deliver this training over four consecutive Fridays (and, occasionally, on Saturdays). The fourth day is a practical assessment.
By the end of the training you’ll be able to strip a bike down to the bare frame and rebuild it, diagnose and repair faults, service hubs, bottom brackets and head sets, and true buckled wheels.
The course costs £600 per person, including the assessment and certificates. We do give discounts to third sector organisations, please contact us for information.
The maximum class size is currently 4 to ensure safe social distancing, with availability on a first come, first served basis. Our next course starts on the 17th of September. You can pay a deposit to secure your place via Eventbrite. The balance is due 2 weeks before the course begins.