Our Beginner’s class costs £25 (or £10, if you live work or study in Hounslow. Thanks for supporting cycling in Hounslow, Hounslow council!), runs from 10am to 3pm on the first Saturday of every other month, and takes place at our workshop at 18 Queens Avenue, Greenford, UB6 9BX. It’s ideal for people who feel they know nothing about bicycle maintenance, though many people find it useful even if they’ve been around a bike for a while. The next class is on Saturday, March the 3rd, starting at 10am as usual. Subsequent classes are Saturdays May the 5th, July the 7th, September the 1st, and November the 3rd.
Class topics include:
Learning the names of the parts of your bike
M-check thorough safety check of your bike
Rear wheel removal
Replacing an inner tube
Fixing a puncture
To book a place on this class, please use the form at the bottom of this page, selecting the class date which suits you best, before filling in your details.
Do I need to bring my own bike?
As is the case for all our classes, if you’d like to bring along your own bike to work on, that would be fine. Otherwise, we have bikes you can practise on if you’d prefer to leave your trusty transport at home. The one possible exception is our Brompton maintenance class, since keeping six Bromptons in stock as maintenance demonstrators would be rather expensive!
Beyond the beginning
If you’re looking to go beyond what we cover in the Beginner’s class, you can take your knowledge to the next level with three different intermediate courses: Cleaning, brakes and gears; Care and replacement of hubs, cassettes, chain and derailleurs; and Care and replacement of headsets and bottom brackets, and wheel truing.
Please note – we’re now asking people to pay a deposit of £15 (which counts towards the cost of the class) to secure their booking for these classes below, as we’re finding a number of people have been booking places and then not showing up, which is unfair on those others we have to turn away once a class is fully booked. More details on paying the deposit towards the bottom of this page.
Paying your deposit
The deposit can be paid by Paypal (to firstname.lastname@example.org), or via bank transfer to London Bike Hub, sort code 08-92-99, and account number 65441099. Please use your first initial and first few letters of your surname, along with the first few letters of the course title, as your payment reference. We can take the deposit as cash or a cheque as well, if you drop it by the workshop at least a couple of weeks ahead of the course. Cheques should be made payable to London Bike Hub, and either handed in, or posted through the front door in an envelope marked for the attention of Jon Marks at London Bike Hub.
Deposit Intro to Bike Maintenance
Deposit for Intro to Bike Maintenance