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Bike Maintenance Courses



Whether you're looking to train to be a professional mechanic, learn some basic skills or organise a training programme for a youth group, we've got a range of courses to suit you. Our on site courses take place in our Park Tool equipped training centre in Cambridge but we also run courses off-site all over the region. Our courses make excellent Christmas and birthday presents, with gift vouchers available.

Velotech Accredited courses

 

Velotech Accredited Training Courses are recognised by the trade as one of the leading standards in professional bike mechanics and are nationally accredited and recognised by the Bicycle Association of Great Britain. We run regular  4-day Gold courses at our dedicated training workshop in Cambridge which are aimed at professionals or keen individuals wanting to gain experience in all maintenance tasks from wheel building to frame preparation. We also run courses at different levels for specific groups such as schools or certain groups who want to gain an accreditation such as the Bike Bank project.

For more information or a full brochure, please get in touch.

Weekend home mechanic courses

Our popular one day courses run at the weekend are the perfect way to get to know your bike better. Run in small groups we offer two levels covering everything from the absolute basics to more advanced skills such as changing cables. Build confidence, save money and have a lot of fun with like-minded people.

For more information, visit our basic and intermediate course pages or have a look below at some of the upcoming courses.

 

Open Workshop - Fix your own bike!

Are you keen to fix your own bike but short on space or need a few specialist tools? Perhaps you’d just like some advice while you build up your own bike? 

Our fully equipped training workshop is now open for you - currently Monday afternoon/evenings and soon also monthly Saturdays! 

We offer three levels of annual membership, Bronze (£20), Silver (£40) and Gold (£75), with decreasing hourly fees of £8/h, £6/h and £4/h. Members get access to a stand, tools, grease, lube, a library of bike manuals and expert advice from one of our qualified mechanics and of course plenty of coffee. Membership also gives you 10% discount on all workshop supplies, tools and repairs. For more information please go here.

Demonstration sessions

The most common reason we hear people don't cycle to work is the fear of a puncture. Our one-hour Maintenance Demonstration Sessions are designed to give employees the confidence and knowledge to fix a puncture, along with other fundamental repairs, so they can confidently ride to work all year round. We run two different sessions, puncture repair, and adjusting gears and brakes. At an hour each they can work as standalone sessions over a lunch break, or work well together as a pair.

Our qualified mechanics have a wealth of experience teaching maintenance courses and love to get people back out riding on their bikes. We offer discounts for sessions booked alongside Dr Bikes and booked in pairs. For more information please get in touch.

The fantastic team taught me more than I have ever dreamt to know in just a few days; knowledgeable, friendly, patient, supportive, they made me feel confident enough on day 1 and I left with a huge sense of achievement. I can only recommend Outspoken. They are great!

Velotech Gold course participant

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When Course/Event Location Availability
*Weekend Course* Sat 30th, Sun 1st Oct, Sat 7th, Sun 8th Oct 2017 Velotech Gold Course More information Cambridge Bookings can be taken
14th Oct 17; 10.00 - 16.00 Basic Bike Maintenance More information Cambridge Fully booked
21st October 17; 10 - 16.00 Intermediate Bike Maintenance More information Cambridge Fully booked
25th Nov 17; 10 - 16.00 Basic Bike Maintenance More information Cambridge Bookings can be taken
2nd Dec 17; 10 - 16.00 Intermediate Bike Maintenance More information Cambridge Bookings can be taken
13th Jan 18; 10 - 16.00 Basic Bike Maintenance More information Cambridge Bookings can be taken
20th Jan 18; 10 - 16.00 Intermediate Bike Maintenance More information Cambridge Bookings can be taken