Bicycle Maintenance - Beginners (S)

Bicycle Maintenance - Beginners (S)

This is an introductory workshop to help you keep your bicycle in good working order. You will learn to carry out minor adjustments and repairs. There will also be information on health and safety, security and cycle support groups.


Please bring with you some basic tools, lubricants, a clean rag, a puncture repair kit and your own bicycle.


The following list of tools is recommended. However, the tutor will also bring some tools that the students may use.

Tools - A basic set

A Metric combination spanners sizes - 8;9;10;11

Hexagon keys up to 8-10mm

A small screwdriver

Philips screwdrivers sizes 1 and 2

A pair of pliers - flat jaw

Large adjustable spanner

16oz engineers hammer

3 tyre levers

A puncture mending outfit


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the workshop, you will have had an opportunity to:

  • Mend a puncture
  • Carry out adjustments to your brakes, steering and transmission
  • Develop an understanding of the possibilities and limitations of home cycle maintenance


Your Tutor

John Claydon John Claydon became addicted to bicycles at the age of 11. He has trained and supervised Duke of Edinburgh Award cycle expeditions. He has used his bike to commute to work and enjoys exploring the countryside whenever the opportunity arises. He is a member of the Fenland Bicycle Safari Club and is a Sustrans supporter.  


Tuition fees: £30.00
Materials Costs: £2.00
Total Cost: £32.00


No. of sessions: 1

Day Date Times
Sat 02/11/2019 9:30-13:30

Your next step

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Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

Please note full refunds can only be made if a class is cancelled or closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment no less than two weeks before the course starts.

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