Really enjoyed it
This was a great course, would recommend to anyone
Fantastic experience at the Day 2 course. Good group size, attentive instructors and a great deal of information and demonstration of servicing parts of your bike and what parts can be replaced as you’re doing this. I think it’s great value for money, as not only are you learning new skills, but servicing and replacing some parts of your bike too! Would highly recommend
Intensive Cycle Maintenance Course Day Two
Very good second day of the superb Cycle Maintenance course at Bristol Bike Project. Replacing bearings and greasing the hub should add years to my wheels. While the introduction to wheel truing was very interesting although quite difficult.
Power to the people
Had an extremely insightful experience at day 1 of the intensive maintenance course. With almost no prior experience of fiddling with bikes I now feel much more confident maintaining and fixing it. It’s a bit like finally getting to know an acquaintance you always hang out with but never really figured out.Mike shared very clearly and easily understandable from his fountain of cycling wisdom, Julien was ever present like some sort of bike fairy helping out whenever I was failing to replicate what was shown to me 2 minutes ago.One aspect proved to me that the BBP, also through this course, is the epitome of empowerment. The instructors were patient to answer every question any of the six participants might have, which led to us running over the allocated time but still getting through all of the content. Crucially, when asked along the lines of “What is the best way to do x” or “What is the best kind of part for y”, Mike would consistently provide a summary of the different schools of thought behind each point of view on the matter, together with the respective reasoning, allowing us to decide between different ways of doing things based on our preferences and the provided information.Thanks Mike and Julien, looking forward to day 2.
Brilliant Course and Cause
Course teaching excellent, gave a lot of confidence to tackle things I wouldn’t otherwise. Great depth of knowledge from tutors. Good pace to the course and well equipped workshop. Good value, and good to know course and shops support great initiatives like Earn a Bike. Thanks BBP