Course Details

Maintenance Fundamentals

Managing a quick release bike hub
The Maintenance Fundamentals course is designed around those wanting the basics of sorting your bike out. The start point is as basic as you need, and we expect absolutely no previous experience.
Key Content: 

Although we have an outline syllabus, as below, this is flexible and the tutors will patiently deliver the course entirely around your needs and how quickly you want to progress.

You will be able to remove and replace your rear wheel!

  • A bike and its parts
  • What you can do without tools
  • Basic tools and how to use them
  • Setting up your bike correctly - saddle, handlebars, levers
  • Pre-ride bike check - spot things before they go wrong
  • Punctures - taking the wheel out, tyre removal, mending the puncture, replacing inner tubes, replacing the tyre and wheel
  • Chains - mending broken chains
  • Brakes - cable adjustment
  • Gears - indexing (lining up the lever clicks with the gear changes)
  • Useful things to carry on your rides
  • Emergency repairs - what to do when.....


1 day

Course outcomes

Course outcomes: 

This course is absolutely to enable you to gain confidence with your bike, how it works and how easy it is do simple things.


Please contact the Courses & Training Helpline to find out if this course is available for booking: 01483 238 337

What you need


To attend this course you need to want to find out how to look after your bike, and be willing to get your hands just a little bit dirty.

What next?


Once you have completed this course, should you want to learn more maintenance skills, tips and tricks, you can progress on to the Road and Trailside Maintenance course.

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