Cycling Essentials

A 5 day comprehensive cycle repair & maintenance course for the keen amateur cyclist incorporating professional bike fitting and a performance coaching assessment. 
With a move towards greener forms of transport, this course will ensure Service leavers who use their bike for commuting, gain the necessary skills to maintain and repair their bike. Cycling is also very benefical for mental wellbeing and this course will give you the skills needed to maximise your cycling experience. 

Next Scheduled Date: 5 Sep 2022

  • Location: Cumbria
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Total Cost: £831.60
  • Total Cost Post-October 2022: £831.60
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Why take this course?

This course is aimed at cyclists of any discipline or fitness level that want to have a good understanding of how to inspect, maintain and repair your own bike/s. In addition, you will learn how to maximise enjoyment of the bike through good fit and comfort and gain an understanding of the principles of training & recovery needed to achieve any personal cycling goals or ambitions

Is this the right course for me?

No prior knowledge is required and this course is very much aimed at the amateur cycle enthusiast who uses their bike for their daily commute or enjoys cycling as a leisure activity and is seeking to gain the skills required to maintain and repair their bike.

Those seeking to work within cycle maintenance or repair as a career, will require the L3 Cycle Maintenance course however this would be an ideal way to see if that career choice is for you. 


A Certificate of Attendance will be provided


No prior experience is required to attend this course. 

Fees & Funding

  • Course Fee £831.60
  • Total Cost £831.60

Course Content

Course Structure

The course will cover:

  • Systematic demonstration then practise of all essential periodic bike checks
  • Demonstration of home mechanics tool kit, consumables and spares identification and sourcing
  • Supported strip, repair, service and assembly of your own bike/s (You may bring 1-3 bikes to the course)
  • Basic consumables such as cables, fluids and lubricants are provided. Any replacement parts needed, can be supplied at competitive prices provided they are available in stock or by speedy delivery


Bespoke Individual sessions will take place throughout the week looking at the following:

  • Bike fit - attendees will be checked against their current bike. Adjustments or recommendations will be made and a report provided.

For suspension bikes, we can offer suspension tuning and advice.

  • Training plan- Attendees will have an assessment of their current training or regular cycling pattern. Advice will be provided on improving focus for achieving any goals (duration, performance, increased flexibility, weight loss etc.).

Analysis will be through verbal discussion and/or interrogation of any online training tools you may already use (such as Strava, training peaks etc.)


Attendees may bring 1 – 3 bikes with them to work on during the course. If you are unable to bring a bike, our Associate Provider, The Bike Inn, can provide you with a bike to work on.
You will be sent a form along with your course Joining Instructions, to be returned to us prior to attending the course. This form will ask for details on the bikes you will be bringing and your cycling experience.

Career Opportunities

This course is designed to improve your cycle maintenance skills for leisure and commuting to and from work. Cycling is an important life skill and you will gain valuable experience and practical skills during this 5 day course.


For those considering Cycle Maintenance or cycle coaching as a career, we offer a L3 Cycle Maintenance course. 

Cycling Essentials

Scheduled dates and locations

Here are the next available dates. To check availability or to book a place contact
  • Date Location Availability
  • 5 Sep 2022 Cumbria
    Good Availability
  • 20 Mar 2023 Cumbria
    Good Availability
  • 22 May 2023 Cumbria
    Good Availability
  • 17 Jul 2023 Cumbria
    Good Availability
  • 25 Sep 2023 Cumbria
    Good Availability
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