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.
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.
We're now running modular evening courses, so if it's just a specific area of bike maintenance you'd like to learn or you can't commit to a whole weekend day, then this if for you. Some of the courses we offer are specifically women's only so under the careful guidance of Catherine, you'll learn everything you need without any men in the building!
Our upcoming courses are listed below along with links to more information about each session. If you've got any questions then do just ask!
Excellent course - time well spent. Learnt a lot from the instructor and the other trainees! It has given me the confidence to do much more for myself, especially on bearings and wheels. Thanks to all.
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|4th March 17; 10.00 - 16.00||Intermediate Bike Maintenance More information||Cambridge||Bookings can be taken|
|Mon 13th - Thurs 16th March 2017||Velotech Gold Course More information||Cambridge||Bookings can be taken|
|22nd Apr 17; 10.00 - 16.00||Basic Bike Maintenance More information||Cambridge||Bookings can be taken|
|29th Apr 17; 10.00 - 16.00||Intermediate Bike Maintenance More information||Cambridge||Bookings can be taken|
|Mon 15th - Thur 18th May 2017||Velotech Gold Course More information||Cambridge||Bookings can be taken|
|27th May 17; 10.00 - 16.00||Basic Bike Maintenance More information||Cambridge||Bookings can be taken|
|3rd June 17; 10.00 - 16.00||Intermediate Bike Maintenance More information||Cambridge||Bookings can be taken|
|*Weekend Course* Sat 15th, Sun 16th, Sat 22nd, Sun 23rd July, 2017||Velotech Gold Course More information||Cambridge||Bookings can be taken|
|Mon 14th - Thur 17th August 2017||Velotech Gold Course More information||Cambridge||Bookings can be taken|