A practical class where you can learn at your own pace with plenty of support when you need it. This basic course is ideal for those with no previous cycle maintenance experience. It runs over three Wednesday evenings at our professionally equipped community workshop, with refreshments available throughout the evening.
Together we will cover the following:
bike safety checks
essential tools for the home mechanic
key maintenance jobs
how to set-up your bike for maximum comfort and efficiency
tyres and puncture repairs
brake servicing and adjustment
basic gear adjustment
we are NOT able to cover hydraulic braking systems or hub gears in this class
You'll be provided with all necessary tools and parts.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
If you’re not arriving by bike (which of course we recommend), parking is available directly outside the workshop on Ayr Street. The High School tram stop is 400m away and the NCT turquoise bus service (77-80) stops on Alfreton Road.
What should I bring/wear?
We strongly recommend you bring your own bike to work on. If for some reason you can’t, we can provide one for you. This is a hands on course so come in comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting dirty.
Can I book my child onto the course with me?
For health and safety reasons all attendees must be 18 and over - so you can if your child is an adult!
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
For advice and further details call us on 0115 979 2433, email email@example.com, or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter.