To really enjoy cycling, you’ll want to keep your bike in tip-top condition. This will improve your riding experience and enhance the lifespan of your bike – ultimately saving you money!
Most routine tasks can be completed at home with a few simple tools and a bit of patience. Download and follow this guide to Basic Bicycle Maintenance and you’ll reduce your chances of a costly repair job.
Learn from the experts
If you’re looking for some help, there are organisations that provide training and knowledge-sharing sessions, some of which are free of charge.
- Life Cycle UK – offers basic and advanced bike maintenance courses to help you look after your bike yourself. They are also an accredited City & Guilds traning centre and offer industry recognised qualifications in bike mechanics for professionals.
- The Bristol Bike Project – run training courses and a number of FREE drop-in maintenance workshops: women’s nights; young people’s sessions for ages 8 to 18; Earn-A-Bike; and the Bike Kitchen (small charge).
- Green Park Bike Station – host basic maintenance sessions where you can learn to fix your bike on the road should the gears play up or you get a puncture.
- Julian House Bike Workshop – Bath and North East Somerset Council is partnering with Julian House Bike Workshop in Bath to provide monthly DIY maintenance bike kitchen sessions.
- FixxBikes – A community bike project in Hartcliffe teaching young people vocational and life skills whilst repairing old bikes.
**If you offer maintenance courses and/or workshops and would like to be included on this page, please send your details by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org **