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Learn bicycle maintenance with our Park Tool School Courses @ CycleLab

Even if you rely on a local bike shop (hopefully us), relative or friend to fix your bicycle there are a few basic tricks every cyclist should know such as how to remove / refit wheels and tyres, how to repair a puncture, how to adjust the gears and how to adjust the brakes. Get hands-on mechanical experience and gain vital knowledge by attending one of our Park Tool School courses where you will be shown how it’s done (and get hands on practice) by one of our professional mechanics. We believe in giving you our full attention so class sizes are strictly limited to 4 people.

Choose between a quick beginners 2 hour evening Foundation Course or a more in-depth one day Basic Course.

NB Our Intermediate 2 day Courses & Wheel Building 2 day Courses are returning soon please drop us a mail to register your interest.

Foundation Course

Simple, beginner level  hands-on cycle maintenance course for people with no previous experience. This course covers the basic essentials for dealing with common ‘first aid’ roadside repairs so you can be confident that your bike is in working order and safe to ride.

When? Tuesday evenings 7.00pm – 9.00pm (dates will be announced shortly)

Cost? £25 for the 2 hour course

What will I need? Nothing, all tools and parts you need to work on will be provided

Where? @ CycleLab shop on Pitfield Street (check the find us page if you need directions)

What will I get from the course?
You will:

  • Learn the correct names of components and parts of the bicycle
  • Gain a basic understanding of how your bike works
  • Learn how to remove wheels, tyres and repair a puncture
  • Perform a basic safety check
  • Carry out essential gear and brake adjustments
  • Use a selection of general and specialist tools
  • Gain the confidence to keep your bike rolling to save you having to walk home!
  • 10% discount on any tools purchased

Basic Course

Useful, entry level hands-on cycle maintenance courses for people with no previous experience. The Basic Course is a good step on from the Foundation Course, it will cover some of the same areas but  in greater depth and will give you a much broader set of essential skills to ensure you can keep your bike running in tip-top condition. If you do the Foundation Course and then decide to do the Basic Course (within 3 months) we will discount the Basic Course to £87.50!

When? Saturdays from 10.00am – 5.00pm (dates will be announced shortly)

Cost? £100 for the full day (including a free smoothie for breakfast and a crepe & coffee for lunch)

What will I need? Nothing, all tools and parts you need to work on will be provided

Where? CycleLab’s new Park Tool School teaching workshop in Hackney

What will I get from the course?
You will:

  • Learn the correct names of components and parts of the bicycle
  • Be able to recognise a range of problems and understand their solutions
  • Gain a good understanding of how your bike works
  • Learn how to remove wheels, tyres and repair a puncture
  • Perform regular maintenance and how to lubricate and assess wear of parts
  • Carry out gear and brake adjustments and replacement of cables / pads
  • Use a selection of general and specialist tools
  • Get valuable advice about which tools to invest in
  • Gain the confidence to keep your bike running smoothly!
  • 10% discount on any tools purchased

Unfortunately do to ‘no shows’ previously we now require a small deposit to book a space… You can email us at parkschool@cyclelab.co.uk to book a place or just give us a call on 0203 222 0016 or why give the gift of knowledge? We have CycleLab vouchers which make a perfect gift!

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