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Velotech Gold Course


Velotech Gold is aimed at people who are required to inspect and maintain bikes for a bike shop, school, club, business or other organisation. It is also perfect for individuals, either professionals or keen amateurs wanting to gain a full understanding of bike maintenance. Velotech is recognized by the trade such as the Bicycle Association of Great Britain as one of the leading standards in professional bike mechanics. The course runs over four days and teaches you how to strip and rebuild a bike from scratch, taking you through all the bike's different systems in the process.

Course detail

The syllabus requires participants to familiarize themselves with a wide range of systems to accommodate a variety of bicycle designs and specifications. Over four days you will learn how to strip and rebuild the majority of bicycle systems. Content includes:

  • Frame inspection
  • Fitting, setting up, and adjusting cable brake systems (V-brake, road, and disc)
  • Fitting, setting up, and adjusting front and rear derailleurs
  • Removing cassettes, freehubs, and freewheels
  • Wheel hub strip and clean
  • Truing a wheel
  • Stripping and servicing headsets
  • Replacing chains
  • Removing and replacing adjustable, cartridge, and external bottom brackets
  • Pre-delivery inspection


The course costs £400+VAT and includes all tools and equipment

To book on a course, have a look at available dates below. Once you've submitted the online form, you'll receive an email with further instructions for the course. Refunds for courses are only given under exceptional circumstamces 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.


There are no formal requirements for attending our Velotech Gold course. However, familiarity with bikes and some basic previous experience or experimentation is recommended to be able to get the most out of the time. This may include having played with your brakes or gears or some basic adjustments and/or some knowledge of terminology. Alternatively, other mechanical experience such as mending cars or engines would be suitable. If you are unsure about whether the course is right for you please gives us a call and speak to our head mechanic or drop us an email. We'd love to chat more about the course. 

Further details

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

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"Just a quick note to thank you all for the Velotech Gold maintenance Course. For me the course was ideally placed, both geographically and level, and I cannot speak highly enough of the marvellous way that Cat runs the course. Her level of understanding, course delivery and the way she manages to 'draw' understanding from students without giving them a direct answer is precious and well received. I am most grateful how, with Cat's encouragement, she helped me finally recover from what looked like a rebuild failure, please pass on my thanks." Velotech Gold Particpant, March 16

"The fantastic team taught me more than I have ever dreamt to know in just a few days; knowledgeable, friendly, patient, supportive, they made me feel confident enough on day 1 and I left with a huge sense of achievement. I can only recommend Outspoken. They are great!" Velotech Gold Particpant, Jan 15

"Excellent course - time well spent. Learnt a lot from the instructor and the other trainees! It has given me the confidence to do much more for myself, especially on bearings and wheels. Thanks to all." Velotech Gold Participant, Oct 15