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Mechanical Training

Alongside nationally recognised awards like Velotech, The Bike Station offers a wide range of mechanical training programmes, from teaching children the basics to enpowering everyday commuters with the skills to keep their bike on the road and avoid heavy repair bills.

We regularly run evening bike maintenance classes so do watch this space or follow us on Twitter or Facebook for announcements of new dates. 

If you're looking to attend something straight away then Fix Your own Bike lets you get hands on, with trained mechanics to hand to help point you in the right direction.  It runs every Wednesday from 4pm - 8pm (last entry 7pm) and every Saturday from 12pm - 4pm at the Bike Station and costs just £4 an hour.  

Maintenance Classes 2017

Do you want to know more about your bike and learn some tricks and tips on how to keep it in peak condition? Are you keen to get your hands dirty and find out how to fix a puncture or carry out some minor adjustments on your bike?

We can help you! Take part in our course at The Bike Station where, working with our professional mechanics and other cyclists in a nice and relaxing atmosphere, you will learn skills useful for any cyclist.

To take part in the course, you will need to bring your bike. Please note, as it's a hands on course you probably will get dirty, so don’t wear your best dress or suit!

During the course you will work on your own bike so you will learn what is relevant to YOUR bike, and how to fix YOUR bike.  However if you don't have a bike, that's not a problem, just let us know and we will sort something out for you.  Also - if you have a specialist bike (Brompton, disk brakes, etc) please let us know when booking.

The course is divided into two 2 hour sessions. Each session costs £35 per person, and cover different aspects of basic maintenance.  There is no obligation to book both sessions: you can choose whichever is more relevant to your needs and existing skills.

As a special gesture all our participants will be able to purchase any new tools and accessories that they need, with a 10% discount on the evening of the course.

As an additional special offer, anyone who books both sessions, will receive a special goodie bag worth more than £15, containing some must-have cyclist essentials: a bottle of bike oil, a can of GT85 and a puncture repair kit).

To book, please phone 07928483194 (Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm) or email info@thebikestation.org.uk.  Please note places are limited to 6 per class.

 

MAINTENANCE CLASS DETAILS & DATES

 

 *Session 1* (£35)

  • Puncture repair.
  • How to change an inner tube following a puncture.
  • Inflation of tyres to the correct pressure.
  • Removal and replacement of the rear wheel.
  • Correct use of quick release levers.
  • Height adjustment of the seat pin and handlebar stem.

 

Tuesday 4th April 7pm - 9pm.

Tuesday 2nd May 7:30pm - 9:30pm.

Tuesday 6th June 7:30pm - 9:30pm.

Tuesday 4th July 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Tuesday 5th September 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Tuesday 3rd October 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Tuesday 7th November 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Tuesday 5th December 7:30pm - 9:30pm

 

*Session 2* (£35)

  • Gear adjustment.
  • Brake adjustment.
  • Best ways to keep your bike clean.
  • Where, when, why and how to oil your bike.
  • Q&A session to cover anything else you want to know.

 

Tuesday - 11th April 7pm - 9pm.

Tuesday - 9th May 7:30pm - 9:30pm.

Tuesday - 13th June 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Tuesday - 11th July 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Tuesday - 12th September 7:30pm - 9:30pm.

Tuesday - 10th October 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Tuesday - 14th November 7:30pm - 9:30pm.

Tuesday - 12th December 7:30pm - 9:30pm

 

Note: Once a booking has been made and payment received, a cancellation policy of 7 days notice will apply. If a cancellation is made within 7 days of the class starting, we will only be able to make a refund if we are able to fill the place. We reserve the right to cancel a course if we do not receive a minimum number of bookings - you will receive a full refund in this instance.