Bicycle Basics

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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 was £30 now £25.

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

For more information, email Mike Lowe courses@thebristolbikeproject.org


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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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 12 reviews
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.

by Doug Little on Bicycle Basics
Basic Bicycle Maintenance

Thanks to Mike for a good course. I think I knew a bit about all of the areas covered, but this gives that bit of extra know how and then means you are confident to tackle the job away from the workshop. A good learning environment, nice pace and place!

by Heidi Andrews on Bicycle Basics

A brilliant workshop for covering the basics and providing that confidence to give it a go yourself. Good mix of talking and hands on with very patient advice.

by Andrew Farrow on Bicycle Basics
Basic bicycle maintenance

Some very useful tips for cleaning and maintaining my bicycle. The time flew by and Mike was very patient and knowledgeable. My only negative was the very basic level the course began on. Maybe a questionnaire to be completed before the course date to gauge the level of participants will help find the level at which to begin. Just a thought. Overall we were very pleased with the course.

by Anne on Bicycle Basics
Bicycle Basics

Reinforced the rough ideas I had about bike maintenance, giving opportunities to ask questions and gain hands on experience. Personally I would have liked a hand-out just to list bits and pieces needed to carry out work at home. Feel much more confident about running a check on my bike. Great tutor. Would like to return gain more know how! Thank you.

by Matt on Bicycle Basics
Useful course

Covered the basics for me. Brake adjustments and removing/refitting back wheel most useful as they're jobs I usually muck up! Mike the instructor very knowledgeable and helpful. On another note, a great little set up at BBP

by Nancy Boniface on Bicycle Basics

As a novice cyclist, this course has helped me get to grips with the 
basics of maintaining and repairing my bike. After an evening of expert 
tuition in a very small group I now feel competent to keep an eye out for
problems and conduct running repairs. I would very much recommend 
this course to anyone who has taken up cycling but feels that they don't
 really know what they're doing when it comes to bike maintenance.
 After this course, you will!

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