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Bicycle maintenance course

The bike maintenance course helps you understand simple bike design and set up and basic safety checks.

You will learn how to:

  • locate and repair a puncture
  • fix a broken chain
  • measure and fit a chain
  • remove and refit wheels
  • adjust brakes and gears
  • fix broken spokes (if time allows)

The course also includes an introduction to:

  • correct brake set up, pads and levers
  • set up and working of indexed gear systems

These practical courses are ideal for people who want to know how to perform basic bike care and simple repairs.

Course times

The sessions run from 7pm to 9pm at our Kings Park Cycle Centre.

Course dates

  • Tuesday 3 October
  • Tuesday 17 October


The course costs £15 per person, to be paid by a non-refundable bank transfer prior to the course. Tea and coffee on the night is also included. 

All ages from 10 upwards are welcome.

How to join

Please email your preferred course date(s) and the following details to our instructor Nigel Winter at

  • preferred course date(s)
  • name
  • home address
  • landline
  • mobile
  • age (if 18 or under)

Once you have agreed a course date, your instructor will provide his bank details so you can make a bank transfer prior to confirming your booking. 

Once you have paid the course fee, please email Nigel to let him know that you have paid the fee.

Your instructor will then get back to you to confirm the date and time of your course. Payment will need to be made for the course before your place can be confirmed.

If there is an earlier course date that you would like that is fully booked, let your instructor know. These may become available closer to the time.


Please email to get in touch with us.


Here are some comments from past course attendees.

"Really interesting and informative."

"I really enjoyed the bike maintenance course. Nigel was excellent; he is very knowledgeable and friendly. He gave us lots of good tips and has given me more confidence."

"A great learning course. I feel so much more confident."

"I can't believe how much I learned in 2 hours."

"Exactly what I needed. Nigel Winter is an excellent instructor. Very patient."

"Nigel was extremely knowledgeable, patient and very good at explaining everything he showed us."

"Thank you for your time and teaching on bike maintenance. It was enjoyable , I learned a lot and it was a perfect size group to be able to watch “ how to do” sessions!".