Learn A Lesson!

If you ride a bike it’s super useful to know how it works, and to be able to maintain it and carry out basic repairs yourself.

We offer an Introduction to Cycle Maintenance, during which we cover the mechanic’s technique for changing a tube, how to adjust your brakes and replace the pads, how to clean and lubricate your bike’s transmission and adjust your gears and how to check your bike’s components for wear – essentially everything you need to know to have some confidence in your ability to maintain your bike and to know when it’s not happy. The Introduction to Cycle Maintenance costs £75.

We also offer a wheelbuilding course, which covers theory, component selection, hub and rim measurement and spoke calculation, lacing, tensioning and truing. We’ll help you choose the components, and guide you through building your own wheel or pair of wheels. The Wheelbuilding Course costs £75.

The courses aren’t timetabled, we book them in to suit you, usually on weekday evenings after hours – there’s no point trying to teach while the phone’s ringing, customers turning up etc.

We’re also happy to teach you anything you want to know*, charged at our standard hourly rate of £40. In the past we’ve taught people to bleed hydraulic brakes, fit and adjust threaded headsets, service hubs, all sorts!

*Limited to cycle repairs, and jazz piano if you ask nicely…