Classes

We are now offering a series of Cycle maintenance classes.
Rather than a simple step-by-step instructional course, these classes are intended to give a mechanical understanding of why to do something, not just what to do.
Class size is limited to up to two students, to maximise tutor contact. For the RoadsideDrivetrain and Brakes courses you are encouraged to bring your own bike to work on. For Wheels and bearings, practice equipment will be provided.
Courses can be scheduled to suit the student.


Roadside repairs and regular maintenance.
The roadside course covers all of the essentials that every cyclist ought to know, to help prevent a bike ride turning into a walk home.

It also gives tips on regular maintenance to keep the bike in good working order and prolong the lifespan of the components.

  • Bicycle health check.
  • Safe cleaning procedure.
  • Puncture repair.
  • Basic gear and brake adjustment.
  • Headset adjustment.
  • “Get you home” repairs.
  • What to take with you: Essential tools and equipment

Duration: approx. 3 hours
Cost: £ 45

Drivetrain care.
This course concentrates on all of the components that make up the drivetrain. :

  • How gears work: The mechanics involved in derailleur gears
  • Differences and similarities between different makes of gear.
  • Which part does what: How to set up and adjust derailleur gears.
  • Regular gear maintenance: How to keep gears running smoothly, and increase the lifespan of your drivetrain.
  • Troubleshooting shifting issues: Common problems with derailleur gears.
  • Cable care and replacement.

Duration: approx. 3 hours
Cost: £ 45
includes new gear cables.

Brake service.
The brakes course aims to give an understanding of how the different parts of the brake system function.

  • How brakes work: The mechanics involved in cable brakes.
  • Difference and similarities between different types of bicycle brake.
  • Which part does what: How to set up and adjust cable brakes.
  • Regular brake maintenance: How to keep your brakes working well, and increasing the lifespan of your brakes.
  • Troubleshooting common braking issues.
  • Cable and pad replacement and care.

Duration: approx. 3 hours
Cost: £ 45
includes new brake cables.

Wheels and bearings.
Working on wheels and parts provided, this course covers:

  • Bearing assembly: How bearings work, and how to keep them spinning smoothly.
  • Bearing service: How to service hub and headset bearings.
  • Similarities and differences between different types of bicycle bearing.
  • Basic wheel truing: How to get your rims running straight.

Duration: approx. 3 hours
Cost: £ 45