INFO ON COURSES
Our flagship course, Bike Mechanics 101, runs in two parts and introduces you to the fundamentals of bike maintenance and repairs. Part One focuses on fix-a-flat; changing the inner tube, cleaning and lubing and the M-check. Part Two covers derailleurs and rear gears and rim brakes. Please note that whilst we cater to a variety of rim brakes, we do not cover hydraulic brakes in the Mechanics 101. Please keep an eye on our specialised courses for this. It doesn’t matter what order you do the courses in! Suitable for all levels of experience, it’s both the perfect introduction and the ideal refresher!
We are currently offering a Cycle Training and Bike Mechanics 101 promotion. From now until Christmas, anyone who books a Cycle Training session will get 20% off our Bike Mechanics 101 courses.
I really like the environment and the vibe at the Broken Spoke, it is a very friendly and conducive atmosphere to learn in. The course leaders were both very helpful and knowledgeable and at no point did the course or the content feel condescending.
I learned some great tricks that have made doing the basics much easier and found out about some adjustments I didn’t know were possible, which have really helped!
Brilliantly hands on – I liked that the instructors/volunteers got us to do everything ourselves and didn’t do things ‘for us’ (or would then undo them so we could do them ourselves), which was very empowering! I loved the ‘problem-solving’ approach and how it was tailored to our individual bikes.
The vast knowledge of the trainer and volunteer opened a new view on bikes all together and, even more, the general passion and non-judgmental attitudes towards my ignorance – I really really loved that!