Find And Fix Maintenance Sessions

Our ‘Find and Fix’ Maintenance course gives participants the basic skills to keep their bike on the road.

The course is hands on, participants get the chance to practice making minor adjustments on a cycle during the session. It is best if they bring their own bike along, but we can supply bikes on request. All tools, work stands and parts are provided.

The 3-hour course will cover:

  • Name the parts of bike.
  • Identifying what each component does.
  • How to check a cycle (the M or A B C check)
  • Simple adjustments that can be made without using tools.
  • What tools we should carry.
  • Adjusting brakes to make sure they work smoothly and safely.
  • Adjusting gears to make sure they work smoothly and safely.
  • Checking the chain.
  • Making sure the saddle/seat post are appropriately positioned.
  • Making sure the headset/handlebars are appropriately positioned.
  • How to mend punctures (including removing a wheel).
  • The legalities concerning lights and reflectors etc.
  • Dressing a cycle (mudguards etc.)
  • Emergency repairs
  • Understanding when to seek assistance from a qualified mechanic.

We will provide all the tools you need for the course. Bikes can be dirty, so we suggest participants wear old clothes. Courses are arranged in small, friendly groups of six participants at a time. Our tutors are experienced cyclists and mechanics.

    A COVID Risk Assessment will be in place at all our training centres. All facilities will be covid secure with protocols reflective of current government guidance in place. All shared equipment i.e., tools, will be cleaned thoroughly at the beginning and end of each training session. NCA will provide hand sanitiser at all its events

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