Learn how to maintain your bicycle

Course code: ICKT403P

Subject area: Engineering

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

10:00am - 4:00pm


25th Jun 2022 - 25th Jun 2022

Kidlington Adult Learning

Contact details


01235 555 585

This workshop will teach you how to check and maintain your bicycle and to fix the most common problems that arise, to keep you safe when cycling.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

On this workshop the following areas of bicycle maintenance will be covered:

Safety checks before setting off on a bike ride. (M check).
How to complete basic bike setup, seat height, lever positions etc.
Basic maintenance and care of the bicycle.
How to check/adjust/replace brake pads and brake cables.
How to adjust the gears and fix common gear issues.
How to repair/replace chain.
How to check wheels and tyres.
How to replace a punctured inner tube and repair a puncture.
Emergency repairs during a ride.

You will need to bring your bicycle with you, together with your bicycle repair kit, which needs to include the following:
Side cutters / puncture repair kit and pump / tyre levers (if not part of puncture repair kit) / adjustable spanner / set of Allen keys / crosshead screwdriver
There will be miscellaneous items that can be purchased on the day, maximum £10.

The workshop will be hands-on, so please wear appropriate clothing as you may get dirty.

Please bring lunch with you.
Tea/Coffee are available to make, with a small charge.
To reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles/cups, there is a watercooler on site making it easy to refill your water bottle.
Free parking.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

All welcome.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2021 prior to starting the course.
Please bring items above with you. Please bring £10 to cover miscellaneous item costs needed on the day.

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £42.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £42.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £25.20
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £25.20

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Tutor will demonstrate followed by learner participation/experimentation. Tutor will offer 1:1 support throughout.