Let a pro show you how to love your bike


British Cycling is launching Bike Maintenance and Repair Workshops for beginners and intermediate cyclists.

The workshops will be delivered by Peter ‘Spike’ Taylor, former GB Cycling Team head mechanic.

The Beginner Workshop is a half-day course for new cyclists with little or no experience of maintaining a bike, while the Intermediate Workshop is a full-day course for more experienced cyclists interested in learning advanced maintenance and repair skills.

Workshop modules include bike anatomy, riding position, puncture repair, brake and gear maintenance as well as oiling, cleaning and component care.

Taylor said: “There is nothing difficult about basic bike maintenance and repair. These new workshops are designed to teach new and regular cyclists some simple techniques and give them the confidence to do the job themselves.”

Stewart Kellett, Director of Recreation and Partnerships at British Cycling, said: “As the national governing body for the sport and home to the GB Cycling Team, we can offer the inside track on maintenance and repair straight from the pros. The new workshops will be delivered in a fun and hands-on format and are open to cyclists of all ages and abilities.”

There is no need to bring your own bike or tools, refreshments will be provided and anyone who registers for a workshop will automatically receive British Cycling Ride membership worth £24.

The courses take place in Manchester (27/28 October), London (30/31 October) and Birmingham (12/13 November).

To book a space call 0161 274 2049.

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