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Bike maintenance

Bike maintenance courses

Cycle maintenance courses

We run one day bike maintenance course to build up essential cycle maintenance skills. You will develop the skills needed to make a full diagnostic of your bike and learn essential adjustments as well as some repairs. Our courses are for a maximum of 8 people so early bookings are recommended. Dates are limited to availability with courses running in Kingston and Sutton

Sutton - Scout Hall, Stayton Road, Sutton. SM1 2PS (view location here)
Kingston - St Johns Church Hall, Kingston Road, New Malden KT3 3RX (view location here)

f you can’t make it to one of our courses, but still want to try some home maintenance, have a look at the basic bicycle maintenance manual provided free from the London Cyclist.

Dates

All courses are 09.00 -  13.00.

Sutton dates Kingston dates
Sutton courses are finished for the year 

 

Make a booking

Cycle Maintenance Course Booking Form

Payment 

The cost of attending this course is £15 per person. Payment must be made before your place on the course can be confirmed.

To pay by bank transfer, our bank details are as follows:

  • account name: RBK Direct Credit Account
  • sortcode: 30-80-12 
  • account number: 14717168
  • reference: please use “Bike Maintenance Course” (or as much of that as fits in the reference field).

Important: when completed, please email sustainable.transport@kingston.gov.uk to confirm the date you put through your £15 bank transfer.

Course Content

  • Checking key parts of your bike for wear and tear, using the simple 5 minute assessment system employed by professional bike mechanics!
  • Adjusting and balancing your brakes and replacing your brake pads
  • Making some minor adjustments which will give you a more comfortable riding experience
  • Removing your rear wheel, inner-tube and tyre and repairing a puncture
  • Cleaning and caring for your bike
  • What you need in a basic tool kit 

Courses are open to adults and children (children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult).