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Intermediate Bike Maintenance

Course summary

Our one-day intermediate course is designed for people who have a base level of knowledge and want to be confident doing some of the more complex areas of bike maintenance. We run this for a full day to ensure that participants leave the end of the course with the confidence to be able to go back and use the skills straight away. There is plenty of time for practise and the maximum group size is 8 with our fully trained mechanic on hand to help out and answer questions as they come up. The course runs from 10am-4pm.

Course detail

  • Inspecting cables & learning when to replace
  • Learning how to fit a new brake inner cable
  • When and why a chain needs changing
  • How to break and rejoin a chain correctly
  • Lubrication and changing gear cables
  • Learning about how a derailleur works
  • Setting up your gears correctly for maximum efficiency

Please note that we will be concentrating on standard derailleur geared bikes and V-brakes. If you have a Dutch bike with hub brakes and gears or hydraulic disc brakes, you may find parts of this course irrelevant to your bike, although there are certainly many things that are transferable. If you have any questions or worries, do please ask.


The course costs £60 per person and includes:

  • VAT
  • All tools and equipment

Once you've submitted the online form below, you'll be able to pay online and further instructions for the course will be emailed to you. Refunds for courses are only given under exceptional circumstances and never within 7 days of the advertised course. If we cancel the course for any reason a full refund will be given and a choice of alternative dates offered. If you have any further questions, do please get in touch. Finally, if you're a Cambridge Cycling Campaign Member, we offer a 15% discount to support the good work that they do. Please put your membership number in the 'other details' section if this applies.

Further details

Our scheduled courses are run at our training workshop in Cambridge. If you have any further questions, do please get in touch