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.


The course costs £10.00 per person, to be paid by a non-refundable bank transfer prior to the course. We have had to make this decision due to last minute cancellations and no-shows on the night. Tea and coffee is included.  

Once you have agreed a course date, please then make the transfer directly to our instructor Nigel Winter, bank details as follows:-

Sort Code: 09-01-28

Account number: 48872475

Please email Nigel to let him know that you have paid the fee.


Course times

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

Next course dates

  • Tue 30 October 2018
  • Tue 13 November 2018
  • Tue 27 November 2018
  • Tue 11 December 2018
  • Tue 8 January 2019
  • Tue 22 January 2019
  • Tue 5 February 2019
  • Tue 19 February 2019
  • Tue 5 March 2019

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 Nigel :-

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

Nigel will then get back to you to confirm the date and time of your course booking asap but please allow a few days for a response. Payment will then need to be made for the course before your place can be confirmed.

If there is an earlier course date that you would like that is fully booked, please also let him know as he can place you on the waiting list as spaces do come up due to last minute cancellations.


I really enjoyed the bike maintenance course. Nigel was excellent; he is very knowledgeable and friendly. He gave us lots of good tips and has given me more confidence to have a go at fixing my bike, even my gears! Thank you.

"Just a note following the course Daniel and I attended last night.   It was a really useful session, a good mix of talk and hands-on.  Nigel is a great instructor, very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and he was happy to answer additional questions. He showed us how to inspect our bike frame and take off the wheels, how to change an inner tube, the M-check, cleaning the chain and adjusting brakes and gears.   Nigel explained everything very well and he took the time to make sure we understood what he was showing us, what tools we might need and what to do with them."

"Just wanted to email to thank you for providing a great learning course. I feel so much more confident."

"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.