Bike Maintenance Course

Our new evening bike maintenance courses are held regularly at Kings Park Cycle Centre

What's in the course?

  • Understanding of simple bike design and set up
  • Basic safety checks
  • How to locate and repair a puncture 
  • How to measure and fit a chain
  • How to remove and refit wheels
  • Introduction to the correct brake set up, pads and levers
  • Introduction to the set up and working of indexed gear systems

These practical courses are ideal for people who want to know how to perform basic bike care and fix simple repairs. Any level is welcome and the course is taught in a friendly and relaxed manner.

You will need to bring your own bike which is in good condition.

Cost

The course costs £10.00 per person, to be paid on the night to the instructor. Tea and coffee is included.  

When

Course times

The sessions run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at our Kings Park Cycle Centre.

Next course dates

  • Tue 24 Apr 2018 (fully booked - waiting list only)
  • Tue 8 May 2018 (fully booked - waiting list only)
  • Tue 22 May 2018 (1 space available)
  • Tue 12 June 2018 (fully booked - waiting list only)
  • Tue 26 June 2018 (fully booked - waiting list only)
  • Tue 10 July 2018
  • Tue 24 July 2018
  • Tue 28 August 2018
  • Tue 11 September 2018
  • Tue 25 September 2018

Who can join?

All ages are welcome, from 10 upwards. 

How to join

Please email your preferred course date(s) and the following details to road.safety@bournemouth.gov.uk:-

  • Preferred course date(s)
  • Name
  • Home Address
  • Landline
  • Mobile
  • Age (if 18 or under)

We'll get back to you to confirm the date and time of your course booking.

Testimonials

"Please can you pass on my thanks to Nigel.  The course he ran was superb.  Nigel is obviously a credit to the council, he was totally professional, friendly and passionate about his subject.  Thanks to all in arranging this course."

"The session last night was excellent. Nigel taught us so much. I can't believe how much I learnt in 2 hours.  Thank you.  I was the only female so you could say that's it's suitable for everyone."

"I just wanted to say thank you.  Last night's bike maintenance course was exactly what I needed and I know have a bit more confidence about sorting out any small problems I might have.  Nigel Winter is an excellent instructor.  Very patient and he doesn't make you feel a bit daft asking what might seem to be a bonkers questions.  He was terrific.  I had a puncture and thanks to Nigel I was able to replace the inner tube (I have a spare) during a 40 mile ride.  It was a thin sliver of slate."

 

Just to say we both thoroughly enjoyed the course last Tuesday.  Please pass on our thanks to Nigel, who was extremely knowledgeable, patient and very good at explaining everything he showed us.  Would definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants a basic understanding of bike maintenance.