Maintenance Courses

Delivered from our classroom at Whinlatter, we aim to save you money by showing you just how easy bike maintenance really is. We offer 2 different courses to suit all abilities and requirements. Whether you just want to learn the basics or build on the knowledge you already have, we have a course for you. Why pay a bike shop to do a simple job that you could be able to do yourself? You do not need to have a great knowledge of bike maintenance to complete many repairs and you could save yourself a lot of time and money in the long run. We will take you through each process step by step with lots of opportunities to ask questions along the way. So why not come along and see how easy it really is.


"Just a quick message to say thanks for the excellent course I attended this weekend.
The tutor was knowledgeable and patient and gave great instruction without being condescending in any way. The course has given me the confidence to complete far more in the way of d.i.y maintenance than I would have attempted before and I will not hesitate to recommend the course to others. Thanks again. (Alan)

"The course delivered exactly what was advertised, we stripped and re-built our own bikes, we had the use of a good bike stand and a full set of decent tools, the task was divided in small steps and made as simple as possible. Support, encouragement or help as and when needed was constantly available. Craig managed to remove any sense of intimidation from the whole process, a credit to his enthusiasm and quiet expertise which seems to be a hallmark of Cyclewise tuition! I enjoyed the course more and I felt much more comfortable throughout than expected. I was somewhat apprehensive about bringing an old road bike in a mountain bike environment but needn’t have worried"! (Caroline)

1 Day Beginners Maintenance Course

Our 1 Day Beginners Course is aimed at those people who have very little or no knowledge at all of bike maintenance. We will take through the basics step by step giving you the knowledge and confidence to tackle those jobs you know you really should be able to do! This course will show you just how easy it is to keep your bike in good working order and also give you lots of great little tips to get you home safely should anything go wrong while you are out and about.

The course will cover the following areas:
Punctures - Gears - Brakes - Chains - Cable Replacement - Headsets - Bottom Brackets

Course Cost: £80 to include use of all our tools and lots of free tea / coffee & biscuits. (over 18's only)
Course Venue:
Whinlatter Forest Park

1 Day Beginners Course Dates 2015/16 Availability
Saturday 13th February 2 Places
Saturday 23rd April 6 Places
Saturday 25th June 6 Places
Saturday 30th July 6 Places
Saturday 27th August 6 Places

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2 Day Strip & Build Maintenance Course

Maintenance Course CyclewiseThe Strip & Build Course is designed for those of you who already have a little experience of bike maintenance but would like to increase that knowledge further and save yourself a hefty bill at the bike shop at the same time. We will show you just how easy it is to fix many problems or up-grade a component, saving you both time and money in the long run.

Day 1 All bikes will be given a thorough cleaning then you will begin to strip your own bike down to the frame. With your bike on a workstand and your own set of tools we will show you how to remove all the components piece by piece. True wheels and service a hub, once your bike is completely stripped we have the specialist tools to face your bike ready for the re-build on day 2.
Day 2
With your frame on the stand you will begin to build up your bike, servicing each component as it goes on. Bikes will then be set up correctly for your riding style, for your short test ride.

Course cost: The cost of this course is £145 and this includes the use of our specialist tools and a full set of gear and brake cables. If your bike requires new parts this will be an additional cost. If you know of any particular problems or you would like to upgrade a certain component please feel free to bring the parts required along with you or contact our shop on 017687-78711 to order the required parts. Lots of free tea / coffee & biscuits are also provided. (Over 18's only)
Course Venue: Whinlatter Forest Park

Strip & Build Course Dates 2015/2016

Saturday 30th Sunday 31st January
Saturday 20th Sunday 21st February
Monday 28th Tuesday 29th March
4 Places
Saturday 9th Sunday 10th April
5 Places
Saturday 30th April - Sunday 1st May 6 Places
Monday 30th - Tuesday 31st May 6 Places
Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd July 6 Places
Saturday 6th - Sunday 7th August 6 Places

Please click here to make a booking

All the course information will be sent to you via e-mail once we have received your online booking form. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the courses, we will be very happy to help.

When you come along on a Cyclewise course you will be given a voucher that entitles you to 10% off shop purchases for the duration of your course and 10% off your next course booking. (excludes British Cycling Leadership Assessments)

We can run Maintenance Courses on request for your organisation or centre (we can change the course to meet your specific requirements). We can also run Bespoke courses for groups or individuals. Please contact us for more information.

Gift Vouchers are available for all our courses and are the perfect gift for any family or friends who ride - please contact us for more information.