rideride's cycle maintenance courses are a series of 2hr hands on workshops; equipping every cyclist with the know how to perform repairs or regular servicing at home.
rideride’s 'Up' series is a selection of bike maintenance courses for beginners to expert hobbyists, running weekdays 7-9pm, at £30 each. We've taught over 600 people so come join the fun.
Tune Up Course
A must for every cyclist
Perform an 'MOT' of your bike, fix a puncture (with ease), tighten your brakes and set up your gears.
We’ve taught this course to avid roadies and innocent brownies who all love it. Whether your aim is to master gear indexing or look like a pro when you're changing a tube, the Tune Up course has given insight to seasoned and beginners alike.
Geared Up Course
All about the drivetrain; derailleur installation, gear indexing, cable replacement and chain sizing.
Be the star in any riding group when you remedy gear issues with a precision magical touch. The Geared Up course gives you the knowledge to install and problem solve any gear set up.
If you’ve not played with gears before we recommend trying our Tune Up course first.
Straighten Up Course
Make your own wheels, hand built to last for years. On this wheel building crash course you'll take a pre laced wheel, either your own build or our course wheels, and learn the intricacies of building spoke tension, rim dishing and truing.
We'll cover spoke calculations and lacing on the evening but if you're building your own wheel then book yourself a 1-1 pre course session for help with spoke length and lacing patterns.
Our bike maintenance courses are taught on location at rideride Cycle Workshop, where we have ample tools, aprons and gloves, all you'll need is your bike and a smile. We recommend working on your own bike, there are many different styles of components so tuition is tailored to you and your bike, it also means you’ll leave with a smoother ride. That said, workshop bikes can be requested prior to the session, just drop us an email.
We will take our Tune Up course to any location if you have a group of 4 +, it’s great as an employee benefit, youth group activity, cycling club social or a pre tour preparation.
All courses run from 7-9pm at the workshop.
Book in now to reserve your place. Any dates missing off the booking form are fully booked. Bookings are non refundable but are transferable to another date up to 1 week before the course.