Learn with Velocity
We run a number of courses on bicycle maintenance and repair; places on these courses are £15 for each session. We currently run two categories of courses:
Kids and adults
Each place on these courses is for an adult accompanied by up to two under 16s. They take place on a Sunday and last an hour. Currently, we're running a session on puncture repair.
Courses run on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Each course is 2 hours long with the exception of the Wheelbuilding course which is 4 hours over two nights.
Essential Skills: a bicycle audit, what to wear & take, induction to the workshop
Basic Wheels: taking a wheel in and out, fixing a puncture, using a pump, tyres, tubes, pressures
Basic Brakes; how they work, different types, barrel adjusters, troubleshooting your brakes
Basic Gears: how to use gears, how they work, how to spot if they are worn, mending a chain, where to clean and what with
Advanced Wheels: truing a wobble, servicing a hub, replacing a spoke
Advanced Brakes: replacing parts, servicing bake arms, calipers and barrel adjusters, servicing hydraulic disk brakes.
Advanced Gears: pulling cranks, replacing a casette, indexing gears and barrel adjusters, gear cable replacement, mech hanger alignment
Wheelbuilding: this course is different to the others, as it runs over two nights.
What you need to bring
- A bicycle!
What we will provide you with
- Plenty of tea and water!
- Fun learning