Bike maintenance Module 3: Brakes and how to replace blocks and brake cables, this is a morning course on 11th May, 9am – 12.30pm. Led by Rosina McGuigan. The course will be held indoors at Northfield Ecocentre, 53 Church Road, Northfield, B31 2LB. (Some parts of the course may be held in the Ecocentre garden if the weather allows).
Saturday 11th May
9am – 12.30pm – Module 3: Brakes. Understanding the function of brakes; how to care for brakes; how to make minor adjustments to brakes; how to replace brakes and brake cables.
This module will give you the confidence and ability to carry out vital bike maintenance you will defiantly need at some point on your cycling journey and keep you cycling safely. If you have children you will leave confident with key skills you can pass on to them.
There will be a maximum of six learners in each class. We will provide all tools and equipment including bike stands, tools, aprons, etc. The tutor will be Rosina McGuigan, an experienced bike mechanic and trainer. The focus will be on the most common types of bike architecture and component e.g. V-brakes that most cyclists have.
You are encouraged to bring your own bike if possible to work on. If this is not possible for any reason, then we have a range of bikes of all shapes and sizes that can be used to work on during the sessions.
Please take our online quiz – Do You Know How To Maintain Your Bike? This will test your knowledge of bike maintenance and let you know if you would benefit from training. Many people over-estimate their own bike maintenance ability.