Bike Maintenance Workshops

Come and join us at the RTC and learn how to maintain your bike

The aim of these sessions is to familiarise yourself with your bike and to make sure it’s safe and to help you do some simple repairs. People of all ages are welcome however it is suggested that younger children be accompanied by an adult. People are encouraged to bring their bikes along to the first session so that they can do some checks on their own bikes.

Each session will be limited to 12 people and will run on a Sunday morning from 11am until 12.30pm. Prior booking is essential, please email to book. The cost is £5 per adult and £3 for children under 16.

We are starting with two sessions, details below. If there is enough interest a third session can be organised which will cover replacement of taper bottom bracket cartridge and replacing a chain

Sunday 21st May 2023 ◍ 11am - 12.30pm

Session one - Checking your bike


The first session will be a mix of explanations demonstrations and hands on experience of checking your own bike. Please bring your own bike!


• General safety and making sure your bike is road worthy
• Tyres
• Wheels and spokes
• Brakes
• Wheel bearings
• Headset
• Brakes
• Cables and hydraulics
• Gears and chain
• Pedals cranks and bottom bracket bearings
• Frame


Sunday 28th May 2023 ◍ 11am - 12.30pm

Session two - Basic repairs


This session will be a series of demonstrations of how to do repairs. It will mainly be explanation and demonstrations, but with opportunity to look at what’s being done.


• Tools and spares
• Punctures how to avoid them and how to fix them
• Brakes- adjustment
• Indexing gears
• Cleaning and lubrication
• Wheel truing
• Squeaks, creaks and squeals


Service Updates: Multi Sports Holiday Camp 2-4 August and 22-25 August