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.

We are currently waiting for funding to be confirmed for April onwards. If the course you are looking for is not available to book, please book to join the waiting list for the course(s) and area you are interested in and we will be in touch if/when we have more funding or you could book onto a paid Basic, Intermediate or Advanced one day cycle maintenance course instead.

If you are coming to a maintenance class to get your free bike from Big Birmingham Bikes, the courses are no longer available and you need to sign the disclaimer with Birmingham City Council and come onto one of our Bite Size Bike Fix or One Day maintenance courses once you have received your bike.

 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

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

The Black Country

Merridale Fire Station
Merridale St
Wolverhampton WV3 0RG

Dudley Fire Station
Burton Road
Dudley DY1 3BZ

Wordsley School
Brierley Hill Rd 
Stourbridge, DY8 5SP


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