Courses

Our cycle maintenance courses are a series of 2hr hands on workshops with the aim to equip any cyclist with the tools and knowledge to perform needed repairs or regular servicing at home.

rideride’s 'Up' series is a collection of 8 courses for beginners to expert hobbyists, they are £30 each and currently run weekdays, 7-9pm. We've taught over 600 people, come join the fun.

Essential course
Tune Up

Maintenance check your bike, fix a puncture (with ease), tighten your brakes and set up your gears.
We’ve taught this course to avid roadies and innocent brownies and they all love it, whether your aim is to master gear index or look like a pro when you're changing a tube, this course has brought insight to seasoned and beginners alike. It’s essential for every cyclist.

Mechanic courses
Geared Up

All about the drivetrain; derailleur installation, gear indexing, cable replacement and chain sizing.
Be the star in any riding group when you remedy gear issues with a precision magical touch. This course will give you the understanding to install and problem solve any gear set up.
If you’ve not played with gears before we recommend our Tune Up course before this one.

 

Straighten Up

Keep those wheels spinning for years to come; learn hub servicing and the art of wheel truing.
This is marmite for our budding mechanics, you can lose yourself in the soothing skill of spoke tuning or become angrily content with a wobbly wheel.

 

Build Up

A few handy things to know when building a bike; frame alignment, reaming and facing demo, headset servicing, bottom bracket types and removal, chain line.
Want to go further with your maintenance skills and build a bike from the ground up, this course will fill in the blanks from the previous courses.

Specialist courses
Brake It Up

Hydraulic brake overview, bleeding and set up using workshop brakes or your own.

 

Lace Up

Spoke sizing, lacing and tensioning on a workshop wheel or book a Lace Up prep session to build a custom wheel (£15).

 

Shock Up

Suspension technologies and set up, strip & rebuild of workshop suspension forks.

 

Geek It Up

Internal geared hub overview and servicing on workshop hubs, or your own hub by prior arrangement.

We can take our Tune Up course to any location if you have a group of 4 +, it’s great for a workplace benefit, youth group, cycling club or as a pre tour preparation.

 

The courses are taught on location at rideride Cycle Workshop, we have ample tools, aprons and gloves, all you need is your bike and a smile. We recommend working on your own bike as there are many different styles of components and tuition will be tailored to you and your ride, also it means you’ll leave with a smoother bike. That said workshop bikes can be requested prior to the session, just drop us an email.

Book now - pick a date from below and click the pay now button to complete payment on the PayPal website.

Upcoming course dates, availability is depicted by (1/4) meaning 1 of 4 spaces taken.

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CoursesDateSp.DateSp.DateSp.DateSp.DateSp.DateSp.DateSp.DateSp.DateSp.DateSp.DateSp.DateSp.
Tune Up09.01.(0/4)06.02.(0/4)06.03.(4/4)03.04.(4/4)08.05.(4/4)05.06.(4/4)03.07.(4/4)14.08.(2/4)04.09.(1/4)02.10.(0/4)06.11.(0/4)04.12.(0/4)
Geared Up20.02.(1/4)10.04.(3/4)19.06.(3/4)21.08.(3/4)16.10.(0/4)18.12.(0/4)
Straighten Up16.01.(0/4)20.03.(4/4)15.05.(3/4)17.07.(2/4)18.09.(1/4)20.11.(0/4)
Build Up01.01.(0/4)
Brake It Up01.01.(0/4)
Lace Up01.01.(0/4)
Shock Up01.01.(0/4)
Geek It Up01.01.(0/4)
Please select a course from the table by clicking a date.

Testimonies

Check out our instructors Tom and Mike on our Team page