An evening, classroom-based course that shows you the whats, whys and wherefores of bike maintenance from Huw, our qualified and experienced professional mechanic. We’ll take you through the anatomy of your bike, common tools, look at how we make sure your bike is ready and safe to ride, and tackle the thorniest of all trail-side issues — the dreaded puncture! If getting hands on with your bike seems a little daunting, we want to provide a relaxed atmosphere where no question is silly and you can take away the skills to look after your bike (so that it can look after you). On the course we’ll cover:
- Identifying the bike’s components
- Performing a pre-ride safety check, identifying common problems and what to do next
- Fixing a puncture
- Fixing a broken chain
- Which tools to use, and how to use them safely and correctly
- Removing, installing wheels correctly
Please bring along a clean bike in general working order. We’ll provide everything else!
The course starts at 1800 but feel free to arrive earlier to say hello, and we’ll wind things up around 2030.