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.
QualificationsA Certificate of Attendance will be provided
EligibilityNo prior experience is required to attend this course.
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.
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.