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Maintenance Courses

Back By Popular Demand
Yep, you read that right! Our bicycle maintenance classes are back, and they're better than ever. Sidcup Cycle Centre firsdesigned our courses in 2008 and we were pleasantly shocked by the overwhelming response we had from customers and participants. Fast forward nearly a decade later, our courses have evolved to keep up with modern cycling technology using industry standard tools and practice to give participants the skills to keep their bikes in a neat and tidy condition. We offer two types of courses: Roadside Maintenance and Home Care.

The Juicy Bits
Both courses will be conducted by the manager & co-owner of Sidcup Cycle Centre, Nigel Hill who him alone has over 25 years of industry knowledge and experience to part with and yes - there will be opportunities to ask any burning questions you may have as the session progresses. Both courses take place at Sidcup Cycle Centre in our private workshop on Thursdays and Sundays through January and February 2017, you will be working on supplied bikes with tools professional tools courtesy of Sidcup Cycle Centre running for approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Roadside Maintenance Course - From £25:
  • Basic bike knowledge - What and where everything is.
  • Understanding tyres and inner tubes.
  • What creates a puncture?
  • Removing your wheels at the roadside.
  • Removing your tyres at the roadside.
  • How to repair a puncture.

Home Care Course - From £30:
  • The construction of a bike - What each component does when your riding and how it operates.
  • Understanding which lubricants to use depending on the part of the bike and the season.
  • What decreases  the primary components life?
  • Cleaning your bike and it's components.
  • Adjusting rim brakes.
  • Adjusting cable operated gears.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to bring my own bike?
-  No, you will be working on a bike supplied by Sidcup Cycle Centre in your session. If we damaged your bike, we can't imagine you would be very happy (and neither would we!)

Do I need to bring my own tools?
-  No, you will be working with professional tools courtesy of Sidcup Cycle Centre in your session. This is to help you understand what our mechanics would be using when they are servicing your bike.

What dates are the sessions running on? - NEW DATES ADDED
-  Roadside Maintenance Courses: 3rd April and 24th April
-  Home Care Courses: 27th March, 10th April and 1st May.

What time do the sessions start?

  27/03/17 03/04/17 10/4/17 24/4/17 01/06/17            
Roadside Maintenance -


- 18.30 -            
Home Care 18.30 - 18.30 - 18.30            

How long do the sessions run for?

-  Sessions on both courses will run for 2 hours and 30 minutes.

How many people are there in a group?
-  Both types of sessions will be of mixed gender formed of a maximum of three participants, so get booking!

Am I eligible for a full refund if I change my mind?
-  Yes, you are eligible for a full refund up until 7 days before the event. Any later than this and you are no longer eligible for a refund.

Can I change dates that I have paid for?
-  No, dates are non-transferable. For more information, please contact the store.

Secure your Roadside Maintenance Course tickets now! Secure your Home Care ticket now!