Cycle skills training

Cycle maintenance courses

Photograph of a female trainee being shown how to adjust the brakes on their bike by a male cycling instructor.

We run one day cycle maintenance course to build up essential cycle maintenance skills. You will develop the skills needed to make a full diagnostic check of your bike and learn essential adjustments as well as some repairs. Our courses are for a maximum of 6 people so early bookings are recommended.

Course Content

  • Checking key parts of your bike for wear and tear, using the simple 5 minute assessment system employed by professional bike mechanics!
  • Adjusting and balancing your brakes and replacing your brake pads
  • Making some minor adjustments which will give you a more comfortable riding experience
  • Removing your rear wheel, inner-tube, and tyre and repairing a puncture
  • Cleaning and caring for your bike
  • What you need in a basic tool kit 

Courses are open to adults and children (children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult). Dates are limited to availability with courses running in Kingston and Sutton

Sutton - Scout Hall, Stayton Road, Sutton. SM1 2PS
Kingston - St Johns Church Hall, Kingston Road, New Malden KT3 3RX

If you can’t make it to one of our courses, but still want to try some home maintenance, have a look at the basic bicycle maintenance manual provided free from the London Cyclist.

Dates

All courses are 09.00 -  13.00.

Kingston Dates 

Cycle Maintenance Course Booking Form

Payment 

The cost of attending this course is £15 per person. After booking your place,  you must make a payment so that your place is confirmed.

To pay by bank transfer, our bank details are as follows:

  • account name: RBK Direct Credit Account
  • sortcode: 30-80-12 
  • account number: 14717168
  • reference: please use “Bike Maintenance Course” (or as much of that as fits in the reference field).

Important: when completed, please email [email protected] to confirm the date you put through your £15 bank transfer.