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New Bicylce Maintenance Course Dates

Following previous success we are pleased to offer more Bicylce Maintenance Course’s. They will be 2 session workshops held at various times and locations throughout the Borough of Broxtowe. The following sessions have been organised:

  • Eastwood: Saturday 17th & 24th January 2015 from 2.00pm-5.00pm. Coronation Park Pavillion, Chewton Street, NG16 3LQ. (2 Spaces Left!!)
  • Toton: Saturday 31st January & 7th February 2015 from 2.00pm-5.00pm. Community Room, Tesco Extra, Swiney Way, NG9 6GX.
  • Stapleford Family Course; suitable for parents with children 9+. Date and Location TBC.

All these courses are FREE of charge and will be booked on a first come, first served basis. Please ensure that you commit to both course dates before booking your place and should you know of anyone who might be interested please feel free to pass on the information.

The course covers the following content:

M” Check :  an easy to remember safety check which should be done before going out on your bike and for when you are out and about.

Punctures : You will find out how to locate a puncture and repair it, the best way to remove both wheel from the bike, and the tyre from the rim, the easiest way of putting both back, plus the importance of using the correct tyre pressures and tyre rotation.

Brakes : you can find out what type of brake system is on your bike, how to adjust brake pads and how to cure a squeaky brake and replace worn brake pads.  The workshop also looks at positioning and maintenance of cables, levers, pads etc.

Gears : This bit is a bit more mechanical but it’s not too technical! The Instructor will be talking about types of gear systems; how they are set up and about maintenance of levers, cables, changers, drive chain etc.  This session also covers getting the bike set up to fit YOU – this makes riding much more comfortable and takes very little effort. Not to be missed!!!

If you can, bring your own bike as the course will give you lots of practical experience. If you have them, bring a pump, a puncture repair kit, tyre-levers and multi-tool. Don’t worry if you don’t have tools as these can be borrowed on the day.

It is best to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a smudge of oil or dirt on.