Beginners Bike Maintenance

The first step into bike mechanics for those with little or no prior knowledge

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About the course

Our practical course is a great starting point for anyone new to bike mechanics. Our fully qualified tutors teach the essentials in a clear, jargon-free way. You’ll leave feeling confident to keep your bike running safely and smoothly.

Course content

Our five-hour course covers:

  • A simple overview of a bike design.
  • Setting-up your bike for comfort and efficiency.
  • Cleaning and lubricating your bike.
  • Essential safety checks.
  • Fixing a puncture.  
  • Setting up brakes.
  • Setting up gears.

Bring your bike!

You’ll be able to work on your own bike, if it’s in reasonable working condition. To arrive fully prepared, please read the ‘how is it taught?’ section in our FAQs below.

Private courses

You can book a private course for up to six learners at our workshop for £540. Alternatively, for an additional charge, we can come to you (within a 50-mile radius of Bristol). Contact us for a quote.

Who can take these courses?

This course is for anyone who is completely new to bike mechanics and wants to learn the basics. You must be aged 18 or over to attend this course. If you're 16-18 you can attend with written permission from a parent or guardian.

Learner benefits

Learners can enjoy a 10% discount on a range of products from our bike workshop, including professional toolkits, bike parts and accessories.

Looking for something more advanced?

Check out our other training courses.

More info and FAQs

More questions? Check below for more information.

Where is it taught?

Our courses are taught in our professional training centre in Bristol.

Travel and parking

There is secure bike storage on-site, but no car parking. If you’re coming by car you can park in the surrounding residential streets. Nearby Gloucester Road is well served by buses.

How is it taught?

Our courses are taught in small groups (max six). Each learner will be equipped with a set of tools, gloves, aprons and teaching notes. To make sure you get the most from the course, please bring a bike in reasonable working condition. If you need to use a bike for the day, please contact us before booking.

Cancellations and refunds

To find out about our cancellation and refund policies, read our full terms and conditions.

What others say

"Polly was great, very respectful, explained things clearly and empowered us to feel confident."


"The course way surpassed my expectations! With a small number of people in the class it was fun and really enjoyable!"


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