Run by pro mechanics with many years experience


 

Choose between courses for drop-bar road bikes and flat bar commuter/MTB bikes


Learn all about brakes, gears and cables


Price

£85 per person

9.30am to 4.30pm

Intermediate bike maintenance courses

Our intermediate bicycle maintenance courses are the most popular. They will help you develop your mechanic skills and learn how to complete more technical servicing of your bike. You will spend time working on a demo bike of ours or  your own bike as well as getting to grips with more specific tools and products.

 

In these practical sessions you will be working in our fully equipped professional workshop with all the relevant tools and products needed to keep your bike running perfectly.  You'll use Park professional tools and workstands and will have the undivided attention of our industry trained mechanics. Everything listed below is covered in detail so expect a full-on day of mechanical magic.

Road race bike maintenance course

This is for drop-handlebar road bikes with cable operated rim or disc brakes and cable derailleur gears. This course includes:

  • Brake pads and blocks - you will learn how to diagnose brake wear and how to correctly replace your blocks or pads and adjust them, whether it’s a disc or caliper brake.
  • Replacing brake and gear cables - think of the bike's cabling as its arteries; if there’s a blockage or damage things won’t work well. You will learn the difference between inner and outer brake and gear cables, how to inspect them for wear as well as how to replace and lubricate them. 
  • Troubleshooting and adjusting rear gears - setting up and indexing a rear derailleur is something that everyone asks us about. No more watching YouTube videos to try and get this right, we’ll show you how the rear derailleur works and then break down the setup into easy to follow steps.
  • Troubleshooting  and adjusting front gears – taking the basic principles learned earlier on rear gears we’ll demonstrate how to apply the same technique to front derailleurs.

You’ll also pick up plenty of pro tips from our mechanics who are happy to answer your questions and offer advice. 

Commuter and mountain bike maintenance course

This is for flat handlebar bikes including commuter and mountain bikes with cable brakes and cabled derailleur gears. This course includes:

  • Brake pads and blocks - you will learn how to diagnose brake wear and how to correctly replace your blocks or pads and adjust them, whether it’s a disc brake or v-brake.
  • Replacing brake and gear cables - think of the bike's cabling as its arteries; if there’s a blockage or damage things won’t work well. You will learn the difference between inner and outer brake and gear cables, how to inspect them for wear as well as how to replace and lubricate them. 
  • Troubleshooting and adjusting rear gears - setting up and indexing a rear derailleur is something that everyone asks us about. No more watching YouTube videos to try and get this right, we’ll show you how the rear derailleur works and then break down the setup into easy to follow steps.
  • Troubleshooting  and adjusting front gears – taking the basic principles learned earlier on rear gears we’ll demonstrate how to apply the same technique to front derailleurs.

You’ll also pick up plenty of pro tips from our mechanics who are happy to answer your questions and offer advice. 

Locations 

Courses are available in Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool, all take place in our fully kitted out professional workshops using Park Tools and workstands.

Google map link and directions can be found by clicking here

Trainees work on the demonstration bikes provided. You can of course bring along your own bike.

We pace the learning to suit the groups’ ability. If you are unsure which course to book then please give us a call to discuss your requirements.

There's a maximum of 6 people per course.

For larger groups please call to make special arrangements.