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FREE SHORT & INTERMEDIATE BIKE MAINTENANCE COURSES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TFGM

31 October 2016

Starter Course

The cycle maintenance starter course is 2 hours in duration and will give you the knowledge to check your bike is safe to ride and enable you to cope if you have a problem whilst out and about. It is best to bring your own bike but let us know if you need one providing. The course lasts around two hours and our qualified instructor might cover:

  • What the parts of your bike are - and what they do
  • Things you should check before each ride
  • Simple adjustments – e.g. brakes and gears to make sure they work smoothly and safely
  • Tools you might need and how to use them
  • How to mend punctures
  • Cleaning and lubrication

We are facilitating the course on behalf of TfGM.  The starter course runs on the first Thursday of the month from 5.30-7.30pm.

Please note: these courses are only open to adults aged 16+.

To book your free place on a starter course, please click on the relevant date below:

1st December 2016

12th January 2017

2nd February 2017

2nd March 2017 (women only session)

Intermediate Course

The intermediate cycle maintenance course is 6 hours in duration. You should have a pre-existing interest in cycling/bikes and already be reasonably confident in looking after your own bike and carrying out basic procedures such as puncture repairs. If not, we recommend attendance on one of our free 2 hour courses, as punctures, an M-Check and other basics will not be covered on the intermediate course.

The intermediate course will cover:

  • Brake adjustment. Inspection / fitting cables - lubricating
  • Gear adjustment/indexing. How a derailleur works. Inspection / fitting of cables - lubricating
  • Chains - Lubrication / Inspection / Cleaning / break and re-join
  • Headset inspection/adjustment

We are facilitating the course on behalf of TfGM.  The intermediate course runs on the first Tuesday of the month from 09.30am - 4.00pm.

Please note: these courses are only open to adults aged 16+.

To book your free place on an intermediate course, please click on the relevant date below:

6th December 2016

10th January 2017

7th February 2017

7th March 2017

11th March 2017 (women only session)