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The Bike Station Perth - Tue 13 September 2022 - Perth, Scotland (© photographer - Andy Ca

Women, Trans*, Femme (WT*F) Maintenance Courses

These are Maintenance courses that are reserved for anyone who identifies as a woman, non-binary, transgender, genderqueer, or anyone else who feels as though their identity has impacted their ability to be involved in bike mechanics or the bike community in general. 

Why WTF?

Bike maintenance and the cycling communities are historically white cis-male dominated fields. Our aim with these courses is to provide a safe space for those who may have felt intimidated or discouraged to be a part of the bike communities. These courses are intended to build confidence and encourage learning and supporting each other. 

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Beginners Maintenance Courses

This is an introductory course that will teach you basics about your bike and how to maintain it. Learn how to conduct safety checks before you ride. 

This course includes:

-Safety Checks (before you ride, & detailed inspection)

-Maintaining your bike (washing, general upkeep)

-Oiling and cleaning

-Puncture repair


Advanced Maintenance - Brakes 

This course is designed for anyone wanting to learn more about their brakes, how to adjust them, and general maintenance.

This course includes:

-Understanding braking systems

-Brake components

-Minor adjustments

-Brake pad inspection & replacement (Disc and Rim brakes)

-Troubleshooting techniques


Advanced Maintenance - Gears

This course is designed for anyone wanting to learn more about their gears, how to adjust them, and what to look for regarding cassettes and chain wear.

This course includes:

-Understanding gear systems

-Gear components

-Minor adjustments

-Replacing cables

-Indexing gears

-Assessing wear on cassettes and chains

-Replacing chains



1:1 Maintenance Courses

Book our 1 on 1 course for £50 if you want help with specific tasks. These sessions are meant to be tailored to your needs. The mechanic is there to support you for an hour. If you are booking as a couple or pair it is £80 total for the hour.

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Terms and conditions

We will accommodate requests to transfer to another course where possible, if an alternative and suitable course exists.

In the event that a transfer is not possible, the following cancellation charges will apply:

  • For cancellations less than two weeks but more than one week before the course delivery date, 25% of the fee will be charged

  • For cancellations one week or less but more than 48 hours before the course delivery date, 50% of the fee will be charged

  • For cancellations 48 hours or less before the course delivery date, the full course fee will be charged  

On occasion, unforeseen circumstances or an insufficient number of attendees may require us to cancel a course. In such circumstances you will be given as much notice as possible and either a free transfer to another course or a full refund of fees paid.

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