• Date

    Sat 24th Jun 2023

  • Time

    9am - 1pm

  • Event Type

    Training course, Workshop

  • Organizer

    Cycle Medic

Basic home cycle maintenance course.

A free morning course at Eastcott Community Hall, Savernake Street, Old Town to learn how to do basic checks and minor repairs to your bike.

The course is run by Lew lawton, a respected bike mechanic and cycle trainer in Swindon. Participants bring their own bikes along to this hands on course, which will cover:

  • A few basics recording facts about the bike (important to ensure correct spares are purchased)
  • How to clean and lubricate the bike
  • How to do pre-ride bike checks – explaining what is being checked, why and what things to look for. Explaining why some jobs requiring expensive tools are best left to the local bike shop or professional mechanic.
  • Repairing punctures – A practical session with a few ideas on how to reduce risks of punctures
  • Brakes, adjusting cables and brake blocks
  • Adjusting gears
  • How to check the chain, as some gear issues are down to worn chains

Free tea and coffee will be provided.

Under 16s welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult (no need to book two places – use the same booking.

Booking essential via Eventbrite:

Spaces are restricted, and on a first come, first served basis.  If the course is full, you will be invited to join a Waitlist – please do this so that we can ascertain the demand for another course!

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