Bike maintenance classes

Bike maintenance classes

Due to Covid-19, we have had to put our Bike Maintenance Classes on hold. Please keep an eye on this webpage and our social media for future updates.

We want to enable you to be more bike confident and self-sufficient, keeping your wheels turning.

Our bike maintenance sessions are designed specifically for beginners and have live instruction and support from our mechanic to help you develop your skills and build your bike knowledge.

Whether you are new to cycling or need help with a specific part of your bike, our sessions have been designed with you in mind. Purchase one class, or create a tailor-made course that suits where you are with your cycling adventure. 

Introduction To Your Bike

This introductory session will give you the fundamentals you need to feel comfortable around your bicycle. The hour-long session covers what cyclists call, the ‘M-Check’, an all-over check of your bike to make sure it is safe to ride. Along the way, you’ll get to know your bike, learn the anatomy of it, and pick up some basic cycling terminology

Cleaning and Maintaining Your Bike

Bikes need some cleaning and oiling to keep them in good working order. The great news is that it’s easy to clean and oil a bike once you know what to do. This is what we’ll cover in this workshop.

Safe Storage of Your Bike

Keeping your bike safe is essential for a happy cycling experience. This session will help you learn about different locks and how to safely secure your bike in a variety of situations, minimising the risk of it heading home with anyone but you!

Adjusting Your Bike

Getting your bike to fit just right. There are lots of ways to adjust your bike and they’re important for making your rides as comfortable as possible.

Introduction to Route Planning

Whether you’re cycling for leisure or work you need to know how to get from point A to point B. Or how to go from A to B to C and back again. This session will equip you with the skills and tools to start navigating your area on your bike so you can get started planning an adventure, whatever it might be. 

Puncture Repair

This session will give you a solid understanding of how to fix a puncture. Punctures happen and they’re a bummer. But they don’t have to mean seeing your bike sit sadly on the wayside, shed or garage. From the essential tools and approach to fixing punctures, to how to prevent them in the first place, this is an essential session.

1-2-1 Masterclass

Need a bit more help? Have a specific question or issue? Our 1-2-1 Masterclass is an opportunity to get individual support on whatever topic you need most. This totally customisable session is led by your needs, regardless of if you are just beginning your cycling adventure or are an advanced cyclist.

Introduction to Brakes – Cable and Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Brakes can be intimidating, but with the right tools and knowledge, anyone can adjust and change their brakes. This beginner-level session will cover the basics of your braking system, how to adjust them, and proper maintenance to ensure your bike is safe and ready for the road.

Introduction to Brakes – Calliper, Cantilever, and V Brakes

Brakes can be intimidating, but with the right tools and knowledge, anyone can adjust and change their brakes. This beginner-level session will cover the basics of your braking system, how to adjust them, and proper maintenance to ensure your bike is safe and ready for the road.

Introduction to Gears – Front Derailleur

Gears are what allow you to maintain a comfortable cycling speed whether on the flat or working your way up a hill. They are like an ace up your sleeve in terms of making whatever terrain you are on work for your cycling ability. This session will demystify the parts and purpose of the gears on your bike focussing on what we call the front derailleur. You’ll learn how to maximise whatever number of gears you have on your bike, how to shift smarter and avoid chain wear and tear. 

Introduction to Gears – Rear Derailleur

Gears are what allow you to maintain a comfortable cycling speed whether on the flat or working your way up a hill. They are like an ace up your sleeve in terms of making whatever terrain you are on work for your cycling ability. This session will demystify the parts and purpose of the gears on the back of your bike focussing on what we call the rear derailleur. You’ll learn how to maximise whatever number of gears you have on your bike, how to shift smarter and avoid chain