Would you like to learn how to fix your own bike to save time, money and gain a sense of achievement? How about having a tutor with a lifetime experience in bike mechanics at the highest level? I taught myself through trial and error as a teenager out of necessity racing bikes to finally represent Australia. I also have experience in teaching groups this skill. My previous vocation before opening my own shop was a trainer and assessor of bicycle mechanics to an NVQ level.
One can only learn so much from a book or watching You Tube about bicycle maintenance. I am not against either of those ways and have a channel with bike building and wheel building tutorials. I have been expanding the catalogue this year and a taster of what you can expect from a Brockley Bikes maintenance course can be found here…
Still, there is no substitute for face to face learning with practical application and someone you can asks questions of, walking you through the right way to do it. So, I am now running one to one bicycle maintenance courses in the Brockley Bikes workshop. Doing the courses this way allows for the training to be tailored to each individual’s personal requirements whilst making sure you have my full attention to help you confidently develop your skills.
Alot of bicycle maintenance is prevention rather than cure. The initial part of each first course will cover basic maintenance and workshop procedures to ensure safe working. All repairs and component fitting will be taught at a professional level to give you the confidence to keep your bike in shape between servicing and keep you out of trouble should the need arise. You will be working on your own bike so you may well be getting jobs done in the process as well.
Each course will run for 2 hours with extra time allotted if required to ensure each attendee understands all of the elements. Course price is £95 with an introductory discount of £15.
If you are interested then please fill in the form further down stating what your perceived level is and what you would like to learn. Below is a list of training ideas. If you have a good mechanical knowledge of bicycles more advanced classes can be arranged at request.
COURSE IDEAS FOR YOU TO CONSIDER
- Bicycle Maintenance Safety
- Carry out a systematic cycle check
- Repair a cycle puncture and replace inner tube
- Replacing brake pads – rim type or disc type (separately)
- Indexed gear adjustment
- What we like to call ‘A Final Bolt Check’
- Wheel removal and fitment
- Brake adjustment
- When to take your bike to the shop for servicing or more technical jobs