Basic Cycle Maintenance Course
Demand from both the general public and schools participating in our cycle training courses for a basic cycle maintenance courses has resulted in our introduction of a new course for both adults and children from 10 years of age. Our aim is not to train everyone to become qualified cycle mechanics but rather to give individuals the skills to be able to make their everyday journeys without the fear of breaking down and having to ‘walk the bike home’ and/or ‘leave the bike in the garage considered broken’.
Simple tasks like changing a tyre and mending a puncture are demonstrated and then performed by participants under the supervision of a qualified Instructor. We also offer simple advice on seat height adjustments, different valve types, tyre pressures and tyre/inner tube sizes. In short everything basic you may need to know in order to complete your cycle journey.
- Know your bike – what the parts are called and what they do
- Keep it clean – what needs cleaning, when and how
- Adjust and fit – how to set your bike up for you and get your brakes and gears working properly
- Fix that Flat – we guide you step by step through mending a puncture.
Everything you need for the course will be provided including bicycles to work on and especially prepared punctured inner tubes. By all means bring your own bike as this is a great opportunity to find out what all the nuts and cables actually do. We provide the necessary tools and you can buy these at a special discount price if you wish at the end.
The session lasts about two hours and you should be prepared to get your hands dirty in the practical parts.
The course costs
£56 for a 2 hour 1:1 session and £35 for a 2 hour group session (including VAT) and you can either pay cash to the instructor or pay by card by calling our office on 0330 024 1783.
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