13th - 14th April 2019: Weekend Advanced Bicycle Maintenance Course
This 16-hour course will run 10am-6pm on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April.
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 Cycling UK (formerly 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 don't 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 £125 for 2 days with qualified instructors (Cycling UK Tutor, City & Guilds Level 2 Mechanic). The prices are listed on a sliding scale, because we invite those who can afford more than £125 to make a contribution to the Bike Mill Bursary Scheme, a pot of funds to make our courses more accessible (more info below).
If you wish to gain Cycling UK (CTC) accreditation in Advanced Cycle Maintenance, there will be a further £20 charge that covers the administration costs of certificates from Cycling UK. This optional extra can be paid for at the course.
Guideline Course Content for 16 hour:
Personal safety, tool and chemical handling
Tools, lubricants and aids
Degrease, clean and lubricate
Pre-ride equipment check
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 7 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.
All sales are final. If you find that you are no longer able to attend please contact Leeds Bike Mill directly.
Access: We regret that the workshop is currently not wheelchair accessible as it is on the 1st floor, accessed by stairs. There is free car parking outside the workshop.
The Bike Mill Bursary Scheme
Leeds Bike Mill is a community bike project; we try to make all the things we do accessible to as many people as possible by keeping prices low or where possible, free. One of the things we do is run a pay-it-forward style bursary scheme on our courses, where we ask those who can afford it to contribute to the pot, which enables us to offer places to people who otherwise wouldn't be able to attend. There's no obligation to pay it forward but all donations are gratefully received! In 2017, 24 people chipped in making 6 places available on our 2 Day course.
Leeds Bike Mill (View)
37 Mabgate Green
Leeds LS9 7DS
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|