Bite Size Bike Fix - Merseyside

New Bite Size Bike Fix courses now available as part of Freewheeling in Merseyside - flexibility to pick and choose what to learn, book multiple courses or combined one-day courses to build up your skills.

Courses are available in a number of locations and formats across Merseyside, use the course selector below to see where your nearest course is taking place.

Session 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

Session 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

Session 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

Session 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

To be eligible for FREE training sessions you need to live, work or study on Merseyside or Halton and be aged over 16.

Training venues

VenueAddressActivities
BikeRight! Training Centre, Kirkdale
Unit 12-14 Connect Business Village, 24 Derby Road, Liverpool L5 9PR
Freewheeling
Bite Size Bike Fix
Maintenance Courses
Led Rides
Instructor Training
Bikeability
Birkenhead Park, Wirral
Visitor Centre, Park Drive, Birkenhead CH41 4HY
Freewheeling
Led Rides
Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park, Huyton
Longview Dr, Huyton, Liverpool L36 6EG
Freewheeling
National Wildflower Centre, Huyton
Roby Road, Huyton, L16 3NA

Bite Size Bike Fix
Led Rides

Halewood Environment Centre, Halewood
Okell Drive, Halewood, L26 7XB
Bite Size Bike Fix
Led Rides
Phoenix Park, Runcorn
Castlefields Avenue East, Castlefields, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 2NY
Freewheeling
Led Rides
Bite Size Bike Fix
Spike Island, Widnes
Catch Cafe, Rangers Hut, Spike Island, Widnes, WA8 0DG
Freewheeling
Led Rides
Town Park, Runcorn
Palace Fields, Runcorn, Cheshire.  WA7 6PT
Led Rides



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.

Merseyside area contact details:

Liverpool Office
Unit 12 - 14
Connect Business Village
24 Derby Road
Liverpool
L5 9PR
Tel 0151 207 3140


Eligibility 

To be eligible for FREE training sessions you need to live, work or study in the Merseyside or Halton area and be aged over 16.