Bicycle Basics


Bicycle Basics: an introductory course on understanding and maintaining your bike

This course is perfect for people who would like to keep their bike well maintained and do some simple repairs. It covers:

– Ergonomics (setting up your bike to fit you)

– Bike Repair Tools and Lubricants (what you need to keep your bike in top condition)

– Brake adjustments ­

– Removing wheels and fixing punctures

– Braking and using gears

– Cleaning and lubricating

From 10am to 1pm. Cost £30.

Parking is available in the Hamilton House car park off City Road.

For more information, email Mike Lowe

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Or call the Bristol Bike Project on 0117 942 1794 to book over the telephone.

Note: Once booked, if you wish to cancel or rearrange your course date, you must tell us at least 5 days beforehand. Otherwise we cannot refund or rearrange your course.

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Bicycle Basics
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 18 reviews
by George Hunt on Bicycle Basics
Fantastic bike repair course

Compact course run by very friendly volunteers expert in bike repairs & maintenance. What more could you want! Lots was covered over the course of the day. It showed me not only how to keep my bike on the road but how to make it last longer. Thank you very much. Best bike shop in Bristol by a clear mile.

by Phil Collinson on Bicycle Basics
Basics Course

My wife & I attended this course yesterday morning. It was excellent. Numbers are limited to 6 enabling everyone to have space to work on their bikes in the workshop. On arrival we were greeted by Tim, our instructor. We were kitted out with aprons & teacoffee was available. There's a lot to get through in 3 hours & Tim took us methodically through everything listed on the course website - for each item he demonstrated what was required & then we were able to practice this on our own bikes, making full use of the tools available in the workshop. All in all 3 hours raced by & it was a most enjoyable morning. Tim was an excellent teacher & we came away feeling more confident about routine bike maintenance. Highly recommended.

by Diana on Bicycle Basics
Bicycle Basics

I attended this course yesterday and it was exactly what I had hoped for, and more. Our instructor, Tim, was great. He explained everything very well and it was easy enough to follow his instructions. It feels really good to know that I can now remove the back wheel and fix a puncture. It's not even that difficult once you know how to do it. We also gained lots of useful knowledge on how to keep our bikes in good working condition. I very much recommend this course.

by Kat S on Bicycle Basics
Useful and fun

Great course! I've learned a lot and had fun. It's always nice to realise that things are way easier than they seem (although still tricky!).

by Valerie on Bicycle Basics
Comprehensive introduction

A lot was packed into this half day course. Not only did I learn loads about his to give my bike some TLC but it was really enjoyable too.

by Rhys on Bicycle Basics
Bicycle basics course

Great course with a superb instructor (Tim) who had a very patient and accommodating excellent teaching style. Tim taught the basics but was also very receptive to additional questions or concerns regarding bike maintenance. Got everything I wanted from the course plus more. Many thanks

by Jeanette Summerhayes on Bicycle Basics
Bike Maintenance Course

Excellent course on Saturday 20th May. Brilliant course tutor. Even though I have cycled for years I have learnt a lot. May even volunteer to get more experience.

by Eli on Bicycle Basics
Bicycle Basics

A really excellent course. Despite having been cycling since childhood - on the same bike I ride now (!) - I've never really got to grips with it. After the course I now feel that I have all the information I need to capably deal with a puncture, adjust my bike to fit me as best it can, ensure that my gears and brakes are in tip-top condition, and more. Mike was a brilliant instructor, taking time to explain and reiterate where necessary, and the teeny group size meant that there was the perfect amount of time spent with each of us on our very different bikes.

I really appreciated him spending a few minutes at the end answering some of my foolishly basic extra questions too. I look forward to popping into one of the Bike Kitchens to further tune up the bike I now better understand thanks to this great course that I FULLY recommend.

by Hollie on Bicycle Basics
Bicycle Basics

I found this to be a really useful and informative session. As someone new to cycling I feel far more confident in looking after my bike and doing basic maintenance. Mike was a great instructor, very calm, patient and knowledgeable. I'll definitely be back for more workshops.

by Sue Turner on Bicycle Basics
Bicycle Basics review

Really good course. The instructor couldn't have been more helpful. I have a much better idea of how my bike works and what to do if I have a puncture.

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