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:

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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. Our next class is on Wednesday 13th November 5.30pm – 8pm.

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 to book or for more information.

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. Our next class starts on Saturday 18th January 2020. We’ll also be running a course on Fridays starting 14th February 2020. For more details on availability and upcoming dates contact sara@recyke.bike