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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 28 May 2024
  • Tuesday 18 June 2024

Cost

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 nigelcwinter@btinternet.com:

  • 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.

Contact

Please email road.safety@bcpcouncil.gov.uk to get in touch with us.

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