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As well as our regular open workshop sessions, we also run short classes on some more in depth topics.

We wanted to share some of the handouts we use in our classes, and hopefully they'll be useful at home.

Introduction to Essential Bike Maintenance

Level: Beginner

In this workshop we take you through an M-Check, a step-by-step process that helps you check each part of your bike is working as it should be.

M check sheet (pdf)

Drivetrain healthcheck: How to ensure smooth and quiet gear changes

Level: Intermediate

Ever wondered why your chain jumps or your gears won’t change? A clean and well maintained drivetrain (that’s the parts of you bike that move it forward: gears, chains, chain rings etc.) is essential for the smooth running of you bike.

Teaching sheet (pdf)

Bearings Primer: Making sure anything that should spin does!

Level: Advanced

In this course we will cover anything that should spin on your bike!

  • Where are the bearings on a bike?
  • How do they work?
  • Different types of bearings and how to spot them
  • How to maintain key bearings

Teaching sheet (pdf)

Puncture repairs

Learn what causes punctures, how to prevent punctures, and how to fix punctures.

Coming soon

Brake health check: Stopping safely

Level: Intermediate

Learn how to get the most out of your bike’s braking system – rim or disc brake.

Keep your pads fresh, your cables adjusted and your hydraulics sponge-free.

  1. Is the brake properly set up?
  2. Check the condition of cables
  3. Check the levers
  4. Examine the brake pads
  5. Examine the rim or rotor


Teaching sheet (pdf)