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, Solihull, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Stourbridge and Walsall - use the course selector below to see what dates and courses are offered where you live, work or study.

All of our Bite Size Bike Fix Courses are now fully booked and we will not have any new courses as we do not have continued funding for next financial year. If you need to attend a maintenance course, please look at our paid Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced one day cycle maintenance courses instead.

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

Area

Location

Birmingham and 
Solihull

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

Palfrey Sure Start Centre
25 South Street
Walsall, WS1 4HE


Wordsley School
Brierley Hill Rd 
Stourbridge, DY8 5SP

Coventry

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 
Birmingham 
B1 2SL
Tel 0121 200 2266