Servicing and Training

Servicing and repairs

We carry out repairs on customer bikes starting at £30 for a basic tune up. No need to pre-book, just drop in to either of our shops with your bike, our mechanics will assess it and provide you with a quote for the work.

Training

Want to learn how to fix your own bike? Then 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.

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 2.5 hours and can be arranged for daytime, early evenings or weekends. Our next class is 29th April and can be booked via Eventbrite.

Price: £35 per person

If you’re interested in booking a session for a group we can also run a private class for you. Contact sara@recyke.bike 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:£35 per person

Our next class is on the 27th May and can be booked 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 £35 per hour. Contact sara@recyke.bike to arrange.

Velotech Training — Get Qualified

velotechWe’re a Velotech training centre, and can teach you workshop standard bike maintenance. Velotech Gold is recognised as the industry standard, and 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 £490 per person, including the assessment and certificates. We do give discounts to third sector organisations.

The maximum class size is generally six, with availability on a first come, first served basis. Our next available course starts on Saturday 25th April. For details on availability and upcoming dates contact sara@recyke.bike.