Basic Maintenance Course

Basic mechanical knowledge is a vital part of providing any kind of bike ride or cycling activity. Bike Hub's Basic Maintenance course gives you the skills you need to prepare bikes safely for riding, and to fix the most common problems that occur during the course of a ride - on or off the road.

The course is hands-on. You'll be working on bikes, getting your hands dirty and learning by doing.

You will learn:

  • Personal safety, tool and chemical handling
  • Correct use of tools and lubricants
  • Degreasing, cleaning and lubrication
  • Pre-ride equipment checks
  • Brakes - cable adjustment and pad/block adjustment and replacement - for caliper, V-brake and disc brakes
  • Gears - indexing, cable adjustment, limit adjustment
  • Transmission - chain repair and replacement
  • Headset adjustment
  • Wheels - punctures, tyre repair
  • Emergency repairs - dealing with what can go wrong during a ride


  • Price:
    • £125 per person
  • Duration:
    • 1 day (9am to 5pm)
  • Location:
    • Coventry, Warwickshire
    • Rugeley, Staffordshire