Learn to Fix Your Bike

Learn how to maintain and carry out basic repairs on your bike in this bike repair workshop! This maintenance workshop will teach you the essential skills needed to look after your bike and keep you rolling.

Your host is a friendly instructor that will have you feeling more confident about cycling once you have the knowledge of how to maintain and fix your bike yourself. This 2.5hr workshop will teach you the parts of the bike, how to safety check your bike, how to replace a punctured tyre, how to clean your bike and more!

What to expect in the beginner's workshop:

  • General safety check
  • Learn the name and function of the various parts
  • How to replace an innertube (fixing a puncture)
  • How to maintain your chain
  • Cleaning and lubricating the bike
  • Bike set up e.g. seat height
  • Brakes safety check- how to keep an eye on performance and when to change pads/cables
  • Discuss tool kits and what to take on a bike ride

If time and group ability allow:

  • How to adjust brakes & replacing pads
  • How to adjust your bike gears

This workshop is designed to give you a good grounding in bike maintenance. You will learn how to maintain the basic functions of the bike including gears, brakes, chain and tyres.

You will specifically learn how to replace an innertube and fix a puncture, how to check/oil your chain and how to complete a general bike safety check.

Age restrictions: 16+

Adult (16+) £50
Double booking (2 people) £90

How to get there

Yuup extras

  • Feel safe and prepared to cycle in the knowledge that you can maintain and repair your bike

Facilities

  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets

COVID-19 guidelines

Participants are asked to confirm they do not have Covid symptoms

On the day

  • The location of the workshop is St George Community Centre, Church Rd, Bristol BS5 8AA. If arriving by bike, just use the cycle racks by the centre

  • If arriving by car there is limited space for parking at the centre so it is best to park in the main St George Park car park, which is a 3-minute walk from the centre

  • The St George Park car park is accessible off Chalks Rd, opposite the Aldi Car Park.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 14 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 14 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Sam Marsh

Sam launched Bike Bristol in 2019. He wanted to share his passion for cycling with kids and adults in cities who might face some barriers to cycling. Sam is a qualified National Standards Cycling Instructor (NSIQ). Having taught 'Bikeability' and 'Learn to Ride' courses for seven years, Sam brings a wealth of teaching experience. He's also first aid trained and a qualified bike mechanic.

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