Basic and Trail side Maintenance

Basic and Trail side Maintenance

Learn to keep bikes running smoothly on the road or trail
Course outcomes 

On this Basic Maintenance Course, you will learn:

  • Personal safety, tool and chemical handling
  • Correct use of tools and lubricants 
  • Degreasing, cleaning and lubrication
  • Pre-ride equipment checks
  • Brakes - cable adjustment and pad/block adjustment and replacement - for caliper, V-brake and disc brakes
  • Gears - indexing, cable adjustment, limit adjustment
  • Transmission - chain repair and replacement
  • Headset adjustment
  • Wheels - punctures, tyre repair
  • Emergency repairs - dealing with what can go wrong during a ride
Key content 

Basic mechanical knowledge is a vital part of providing any kind of bike ride or cycling activity. Cycling UK's Basic Maintenance course gives you the skills you need to prepare bikes safely for riding, and to fix the most common problems that occur during the course of a ride - on or off the road.

The course is hands-on. You'll be working on bikes, getting your hands dirty and learning by doing.


After this course, our Advanced Maintenance course deals with more challenging and technical maintenance topics.

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2 Day First Aid in the Outdoors

Group size 
Maximum number of attendees: 6 / Minimum number of attendees: 5
Full course £752
1 day
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