Evening classes

Hands on practical learning covering the basics of bike maintenance

Our courses are led by John, our senior mechanic and tutor, who will take you through the basics of bike maintenance step by step. Taken together, they will help you to understand how your bike works and how to fix the most common problems that arise.

Basic Bike Maintenance (3 sessions of 2 hours each): This is a fun and friendly introduction to your bike and how to keep it on the road. We will cover how to replace an inner tube and repair a puncture, replacing brake blocks and cables, general fault finding and bike care, and an introduction to indexing gears.

Next Steps Bike Maintenance (3 sessions of 2 hours each): If you are confident with the basics, join John to learn the next steps to keeping your bike in excellent working order. This course covers indexing both front and rear gears including changing cables, changing the chain and cassette on your bike, and an introduction to a topic of the groups’ choice.

Previous participants have said:

“It was brilliant, great atmosphere, questions encouraged. Best of all, practical hands on work.”

“A wonderful, most enjoyable course where I learnt so much more than I expected.”

“Really excellent tutors very good at explaining things at the right level.”

“A fabulous course. Very useful. The explanations and demonstrations were brilliant.”