Training

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.

Online

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 with lots of hands on learning.

Working with small groups, we can make sure you get plenty of individual support. We cover pre-ride checks, fixing common problems on the go and maintenance between rides to keep your bike in top condition.

Price: £40 per person

No more remaining dates in 2022

If you’re interested in booking a session for a group we can also run a private class for you. Contact byker.shop@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 covers:-

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.

No more remaining dates in 2022

 

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 byker.shop@recyke.bike to arrange in Byker or chester.shop@recyke.bike to arrange in Chester-le-Street.

 

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 friendly female mechanics. You only pay for any parts you use. 5.30-7pm.

 

Velotech Training — Get Qualified

velotech

We’re a Velotech training centre, and can teach you workshop standard bike maintenance. We offer Bronze, Silver and Gold courses. Each course takes 2 days and costs £325. In order to progress to Silver you must complete Bronze and to progress to Gold you must complete Silver. For details of what’s included at each level please see the syllabus. Training usually runs on Thursdays and Fridays. Our next courses will start again in 2023. To book a space or to find out about future 2023 dates contact byker.shop@recyke.bike.