An introductory 2.5-hour class suitable for beginners, which concentrates on wheels, tyres and tubes. After you have completed this class, you will be able to change a tube, change a tyre and repair a puncture.
Class runs from 6pm to 8:30pm
The class covers:
Sizing of tyres and tubes.
Why punctures occur and what causes them.
Tyre pressures for different types of tyres and conditions.
Getting your wheels off and on your bike, both front and rear wheels (including internal gear hubs and single speeds).
Tyre lever technique and usage, getting your tyres off and back onto your wheels.
Tube, tyre and pump technique, pumping your tyres effectively.
Patching a tube with a puncture repair kit.
Should I bring my own bike?
We definitely encourage this so you can undertake servicing and mechanical tasks on your own bike as part of the course. However, if you cannot bring your bike, we have plenty of demo bikes available for you to practice on.
What should I wear?
Preferably old clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty. We provide protective gloves to keep your hands clean and wash-up facilities are available on site. Closed-toe shoes in the workshop are required.
How do I get to 750 Collins St, Docklands?
We are close to the numerous bike paths, Southern Cross train station, the Collins St tram or parking is available in adjacent streets.
Do I need to have any prior experience?
The course has no prerequisites, however some basic bike knowledge is assumed. If you have any questions, just get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are there any restrictions on course participation?
We cater for all riders and all bike types. We have no age limits other than those 16 or under require an adult enrolment at the same time.
The course is very hands-on and class sizes are limited to eight to ensure appropriate attention to all participants.
Who teaches this course?
The course instructor will be one of Good Cycles’ highly qualified, professional trainers with many years of practical experience, both in the workshop and on the road.
Booking cancellations more than 7 days before the course date will be refunded less a 15% booking fee. Any cancelations within 7 days of the course date cannot be refunded.