One-day 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.

Basic Maintenance Course Information

Summary

Our one-day basic course is designed for people with little or no knowledge of bike maintenance. We run this for a full day to ensure that participants leave the end of the course with the confidence to fix common problems with their bike. There is plenty of time for practice and the maximum group size is 8 with our fully trained mechanic on hand to help out and answer questions as they come up. The course runs from 10am-4pm.

Course detail

  • Diagnosing problems with your bike (‘M’ check)
  • Learning names for different parts of the bike and their roles
  • Learning about tyre pressure and wheel sizes
  • Removing and replacing your wheels correctly
  • Fitting a new inner tube without causing a puncture
  • Replacing your brake blocks and setting them to achieve maximum wear and braking power
  • Learning how to clean and lubricate brake cables

Please note that we will be concentrating on standard derailleur geared bikes and V-brakes. If you have a Dutch bike with hub brakes and gears, or hydraulic disc brakes you may find some parts of this course irrelevant to your bike, though most things are transferable. If you have any questions or worries, do please ask.

Price

The course costs £65 per person and includes:

  • VAT
  • All tools and equipment
  • A bicycle for you to work on

Please choose a course date below and fill out the form, you’ll then be able to pay online and further instructions for the course will be emailed to you.

Refunds for courses are only given under exceptional circumstamces and never within 7 days of the advertised course. If we cancel the course for any reason a full refund will be given and a choice of alternative dates offered.  If you have any further questions, do please get in touch.

Finally, if you’re a Cambridge Cycling Campaign Member, we offer a 15% discount to support the good work that they do. Please put your membership number in the relevant section on the form if this applies.

Further details

Our scheduled courses are run at our training workshop in Cambridge. If you have any further questions, do please get in touch. For more information, please read our Terms & Conditions.

Intermediate Maintenance Course Information

Course summary

Our one-day intermediate course is designed for people who have a base level of knowledge and want to be confident doing some of the more complex areas of bike maintenance. We run this for a full day to ensure that participants leave the end of the course with the confidence to be able to go back and use the skills straight away. There is plenty of time for practise and the maximum group size is 8 with our fully trained mechanic on hand to help out and answer questions as they come up. The course runs from 10am-4pm.

Course detail

  • Inspecting cables & learning when to replace
  • Learning how to fit a new brake inner cable
  • When and why a chain needs changing
  • How to break and rejoin a chain correctly
  • Lubrication and changing gear cables
  • Learning about how a derailleur works
  • Setting up your gears correctly for maximum efficiency

Please note that we will be concentrating on standard derailleur geared bikes and V-brakes. If you have a Dutch bike with hub brakes and gears or hydraulic disc brakes, you may find parts of this course irrelevant to your bike, although there are certainly many things that are transferable. If you have any questions or worries, do please ask.

Price

The course costs £65 per person and includes:

  • VAT
  • All tools and equipment
  • A bicycle for you to work on

Please choose a course date below and fill out the form, you’ll then be able to pay online and further instructions for the course will be emailed to you.

Refunds for courses are only given under exceptional circumstamces and never within 7 days of the advertised course. If we cancel the course for any reason a full refund will be given and a choice of alternative dates offered.  If you have any further questions, do please get in touch.

Finally, if you’re a Cambridge Cycling Campaign Member, we offer a 15% discount to support the good work that they do. Please put your membership number in the relevant section on the form if this applies.

Further details

Our scheduled courses are run at our training workshop in Cambridge. If you have any further questions, do please get in touch. For more information, please read our Terms & Conditions.

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