Training

We do a whole lot of cycle maintenance training. Want to learn how to fix your own bike? Then you’ve come to the right place! We have several different options, depending on whether you just want to know how to fix a puncture, and right up to industry-recognised qualifications that could be your ticket to working in a bike shop:

Basic Bike Maintenance Class

This is a small group class, where we cover the basics. Working with small groups, we can make sure we focus on what you’re interested in – whether it’s how to fix a puncture, or adjust your brakes, or even just how to clean and lube your bike (you’d be amazed what a difference this can make to your ride).

The maximum class size is six and sessions last 2.5 hours and can be arranged for daytime, early evenings or weekends.

Price: £35 per person

If you’re interested in booking a session for a group we can also run a private class for you. Contact sara@recyke.bike for information on dates and times.

Individual Bike Maintenance Training 

Paired up 1:1 with a skilled mechanic, you can cover pretty much whatever you want. Typically, we work with people who want to get their bike ready for long rides or tours, and at the same time want to learn how to fix things when they break in the middle of nowhere.

1:1 sessions cost £35 per hour. Contact sara@recyke.bike to arrange.

Velotech Training – Get Qualified

velotechWe’re a Velotech training centre, and can teach you workshop standard bike maintenance. Velotech Gold is recognised as the industry standard, and we deliver this training over four consecutive Fridays (and, occasionally on Saturdays). The final day is a written exam (don’t panic – it’s multiple choice), plus a practical assessment.

By the end of the training, you’ll be able to strip a bike down to the bare frame and rebuild it, diagnose and repair faults, service hubs, bottom brackets and head sets, and true buckled wheels.

The course costs £490 per person, including the assessment and certificates. We do give discounts to third sector organisations.

The maximum class size is generally six, with availability on a first come, first served basis. You can reserve your place by paying a non-refundable deposit on this Eventbrite page (credit card / debit card / paypal / etc.). For details on availability and upcoming dates contact sara@recyke.bike

If you’re unable to pay this way (for example, your corporate purchasing policy only allows payment of invoices), please get in touch with our Byker office, and we’ll issue you with a pro-forma invoice for the full course cost. Please note though, that until this invoice is paid, we’ll continue to offer the course places, so if someone else reserves and pays their deposit, you may be bumped to the next course.