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Bike Maintenance Beginners

Who is it for?

Those with little or no prior knowledge of bike mechanics who want to gain a basic understanding of bicycle what to do to keep your bike on the road. For any questions please email hub@lifecycleuk.org.uk.

What does it cover?

  • A simple overview of bike design
  • How to set your bike up comfortably
  • Cleaning and lubrication
  • Basic safety check
  • How to fix a puncture
  • An introduction to brake set-up
  • An introduction to gearing set-up

Our friendly mechanic will cover all information in a clear, simple and relaxed manner, avoiding jargon. You will gain a good basic knowledge of how your bike works, how to know if it is set up correctly and understand how to make simple adjustments to keep things running smoothly.

What should you bring?

This is a hands-on course and you will be working on your own bike. Please bring a bike in reasonable condition to ensure you get the most from the course. If you require a bike for the day please ask in advance. We will also supply all necessary tools, aprons, gloves and a professional bike work stand.

Where is it based?

This course is taught in Bristol only our professional bike mechanics workshop in Horfield.


£75. Courses last for 5 hours.

Alternatively, you can book the course for a group of six for £450. 

New Evening Class Pilot (Bristol)

To allow more people to access our bike maintenance course for beginners, we are trialing an evening course format of our popular 5-hour class. 

The same content as described above is broken up into 2 units of 2.5 hours each.

  • Each class is 6pm - 8:30pm.
  • Unit 1 covers all about your bike, bike set up, cleaning, safety checking, and punctures (basically bikes 101).
  • Unit 2 is an introduction to maintaining brakes and gears, aimed at beginners.


£40 per unit.

To join our evening class trial click on the correct course from the bookable dates below that you can attend or fill out our expression of interest form to help us arrange future dates. 


For any questions please email hub@lifecycleuk.org.uk


Upcoming dates: Bristol

Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 18:00

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 18:00

Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 18:00

Sunday, July 17, 2022 - 10:00

Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 18:00

Can’t find dates that work for you? Sign up to hear when we announce new courses.

Expression of Interest form

Unable to attend any of the course dates listed above? If you would like to hear about any of our upcoming Beginners Bicycle Maintenance courses, please fill out our expression of interest form below.