FREE Bite Size Bike Fix courses in the West Midlands

Free Bite Size Bike Fix courses now available as part of Smarter Cycling in the West Midlands - pick and choose what to learn or even book multiple courses to build up your skills over a number of courses.

Courses are available in Birmingham, Coventry and the Black Country - use the course selector below to see what dates and courses are offered where you live, work or study.

If you are coming to a maintenance class to get your free bike from Big Birmingham Bikes, you need to book onto a "Big Birmingham Bikes Maintenance" course. Booking the Safety Checks, Punctures, Brakes and/or Gears courses do not qualify you for your bike. You can come on these courses once you have received your bike if you want to go into more depth on a hands-on practical course. At the moment there are only a few courses on Friday mornings in Birmingham City Centre avaialble but we hope to add courses in Small Heath, Northfield and Nechells this week, please contact us if you can't do the city centre but would like to be put on a waiting list for courses elsewhere.

 For more information on Big Birmingham Bikes, click here

If you experience any problems with the booking form, please contact us on 0121 200 2266 or email to book your lesson

Course 1 Safety check, clean and lubricate

  • Check your bike to find out what needs adjusting and tighten some nuts and bolts on the way
  • How tight is tight?
  • Are you sitting comfortably? Make sure your saddle is at the correct height
  • I’ll name that part in one - what are the bits on your bike called
  • Identify that scraping sound
  • Keeping it clean - learn how to keep your bike clean and correctly lubricated
  • Under pressure - how to make sure that your tyres are correctly inflated

Course 2 Wheel, tyre and tube removal. Mending a puncture

  • Rear wheel removal
  • Quick release skewers and how they work
  • Feeling tyred? How to get that tyre off and on again
  • What caused it? How to find out how you got the puncture
  • Mending a puncture
  • Refitting the wheel

Course 3 Brake adjustment cables and blocks

  • Stop in the name of love
  • Why aren’t those brakes working?
  • Cleaning and lubricating cables
  • Indentifying your brakes and buying the right parts.
  • Changing a brake cable
  • Changing brake blocks
  • Setting up your brakes correctly
  • Please note we cannot teach you about hydraulic disc brakes, drum brakes or gyro brakes

Course 4 Gear adjustment

  • How a derailleur works
  • What do those little screws do?
  • Troubleshooting
  • Setting up gears
  • Checking compatibility
  • Changing a gear cable
  • Gear hangers
  • Please note we cannot teach you about hub gears

Big Birmingham Bikes?

If you are coming on a course as part of getting your free bike from Big Birmingham Bikes, you must select 'other' in the 'How did you hear about us?' dropdown list and enter BBB and your leisure card number into the info box provided on the booking form. 

Training venues



Birmingham and 

BikeRight! office
Unit 5, Birmingham One Business Park
Clement Street, Birmingham B1 2SL

Northfield Eco Centre
53 Church Road
Northfield B31 2LB

Solihull Fire Station
Engine Room, Streetsbrook Road 
Solihull B91 1QY

Khidmat Centre
2a Heather Road
Small Heath, Birmingham B10 9TA

The Black Country

St James Church and Centre
St James Street
Wednesbury WS10 7DY

Merridale Fire Station
Merridale St
Wolverhampton WV3 0RG

Dudley Fire Station
Burton Road
Dudley DY1 3BZ

Cradley Heath Community Centre
Reddal Hill Rd 
Cradley Heath B64 5JG

Palfrey Community Association
Milton Street
Walsall WS1 4LA

Yemeni Community Association
Greets Green Access Centre
Tildasley Street
West Bromwich
B70 9SJ


Foleshill Fire Station
Foleshill Road 
Foleshill CV6 5HN

Fargo Creative Village
Off far gosford street
Coventry CV1 5ED

Canley Fire Station
Sir Henry Parkes Road, 
Canley, Coventry CV4 7BA

Koco Community Resource Centre
15 The Arches, Spon End
Coventry CV1 3JQ

Shimano, Cytech, 
City & Guilds

All of our mechanics are Cytech or City & Guilds qualified.

We use professional Park Tools during all of our maintenance courses and BikeRight! are an official Park Tool School.

To be eligible for FREE training sessions you need to live, work or study in certain areas of the West Midlands and be aged over 16.

Birmingham office contact details:

If you experience any problems booking a course or want more information about our services please contact us.

BikeRight! Ltd
Unit 5
Birmingham One Business Park
Clement Street 
B1 2SL
Tel 0121 200 2266