Weekend Advanced Bicycle Maintenance Course
This 16 hour course will run 10am-6pm on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th October, it starts with the basics and progresses into advanced bike mechanics; we will be completely servicing a bike over the 2 days. You will have the option of working towards a CTC accreditation in advanced cycle maintenance.
If you have your own bike you can do all the repairs on that so by the end you will have a fully serviced bicycle (service worth at least £90, and now the knowledge & skills to repeat this many times!), or you can use one of our bikes to practise on. If you dont have a bike then we may be able to provide you with one at low cost that you can keep at the end of the course please get in touch for more info.
NB if your bike is carbon or is worth a lot of money, for insurance reasons (and peace of mind), we may advise you to borrow one of our bikes to carry out the servicing on.
The minimum cost price of this course is £100 for 2 days with qualified instructors (CTC Tutor, City & Guilds Level 2 Mechanic), including a budget for basic parts for your bike (brake pads, cables, etc.). We would, however, like to be able to offer subsidised places in the future. If you are able to contribute more than £100 it would be greatly appreciated and would enable us to offer this course to a wider range of people in the future. We are asking for anything up to £150 to help towards subsidising places.
If you wish to gain Cycling UK (CTC) accreditation in Advanced Cycle Maintenance, there will be a further £16.20 charge that goes directly to Cycling UK for certificate and administration costs.
Guideline Course Content for 16 hour:
Personal safety, tool and chemical handling
Tools, lubricants and aids
Degrease, clean and lubricate
Pre-ride equipment check
Righty tighty and how tight is tight? the torque wrench
Brakes cable adjustment & replacement, brake pad adjustment and replacement
Gears indexing, cable adjustment & replacement, limit adjustment, lubrication, problem solving
Transmission chain repair and replacement, chainset, pedal, chainring and bottom bracket removal, service, and replacement, cassette/freewheel removal and replacement
Headset A-head or quill stem adjustment, strip, lube and refit
Wheels punctures, wheel truing, wheel hub servicing,
Emergency repairs what to do when.
Lubrication all items stripped and replaced through the course
Wear and tear managing your bike and extending component life
Please note that this course does not cover suspension maintenance, hydraulic servicing, headset pressing, or frame / thread facing or cutting
We will confirm 14 days before the event that the course is going ahead, we reserve the right to cancel the event if there are not enough attendees - in this case you will be refunded or given a place on the next course.
If you are no longer able to attend, we regret that we can only refund your place if we or you are able to fill the place with someone else
Access: the workshop is wheelchair accessible but the toilet is up one flight of stairs. There is free car parking outside the workshop.
Pedallers Arms (View)
37 Mabgate Green
Leeds LS9 7DS
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|