Bike maintenance course's Hampshire

sevans0579

Regular
Hi

Does anybody know of any bike maintenance course i can do in the Hampshire area? it seems they are mostly around the London area.

Many thanks
 

vickster

Legendary Member
Where in Hampshire? Google was fairly helpful. If you are in Southampton - look at http://www.rideride.co.uk/- some in mid Aug

Tune Up - The essentials
Cycling is freedom and independence, so why be dependent when it comes to punctures and gear indexing - In 2hrs you'll learn how to check over your bike, fix a puncture (with ease), tighten your brakes and set up your gears. Also meet some like minded people and have an enjoyable evening. - £30 For a limited time this course is being subsidised to £5 by Sustrans, email kirsty.morley@sustrans.org.uk to book your place.
Strip & Rebuild - The whole lot
Have you tried working on your bike only to find you need a component specific tool to get to what you're repairing? The best way to get clued up about your bike is to strip & rebuild it in a fully equipped workshop with a knowledgeable mechanic. - £130
Straighten Up - Just the wheels
Keep those wheels spinning for years to come; learn hub servicing and the art of wheel truing (removing a buckle). - £30

Some links here http://walkandcycle.co.uk/hampshire/learning.php

CTC a good bet http://www.nhampshirectc.org.uk/
 

StuAff

Silencing his legs regularly
Location
Portsmouth
If you're anywhere near Pompey, Velocity Bikes are an accredited Park Tool School. Not cheap (£120 a module) and I don't know when they're doing the next lot, but they're a good bunch that will give you the money's worth.
 

RaRa

Well-Known Member
Location
Dorset
Very helpful thread! I've been looking for ages for this kind of course - i'm now booked on one of the rideride Strip & Rebuild courses. Its sounds just the ticket.
 

RaRa

Well-Known Member
Location
Dorset
Just in case anyone's interested - I completed the course over the weekend and really enjoyed it. I came away with the confidence to tackle a lot of my own maintainance. Would recommend the course to anyone who wants to start looking after their own bikes.
 
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