Basic Bicycle Maintenance Classes

Learn how to set up a bike to fit, fix a puncture, adjust brakes/ gears and lubricate your chain correctly. 

This full-day course is designed for cyclists looking to learn about their bikes and be able to do basic roadside repairs:

* Learn the parts of a bike
* Cleaning and lubricating
* How to set your bike up so it fits
* Remove wheels, tyres and tubes
* Mend a puncture 
* Adjust brakes
* Adjust gears
* Fit brake pads - rim or disc


Basic Bike Maintenance Class Syllabus

Morning: Session 1 - 10am to 12:45am

  • M check - Outlining the parts of the bike
  • Wheels: - Removal and replacement
  • Tyres - Removal and replacement
  • Puncture repair - Wheel off Puncture repair - Wheel on
  • Gear Adjustment - Indexing

Lunch: 12:45am to 13:15pm

Afternoon: Session 2 - 13:15pm to 16:00pm

  • Gears Adjustment - refresh
  • Brakes - Pad replacement / Adjustment
  • Cable and Chain lubrication
  • ‘Knowing your bike’ - Correct tools and simple checks required to keep your bike road worthy.
  • Feedback sheets

NB. This is a hands on course so please bring your own bike to work on and wear suitable clothing. Expect to get your hands dirty!


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Dates & Times

Saturday 6 Jan 2024, 10:00-16:00




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