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British Cycling to hold maintenance workshops

15:44 18th October 2010 by Bikemagic
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Learn from the pros at a British Cycling workshop (pic: British Cycling)

British Cycling is launching bike maintenance and repair workshops for beginner and intermediate cyclists in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

The workshops will be delivered by Peter ‘Spike’ Taylor, former GB head mechanic, who spent 11 years with the team.

The beginner workshop, priced at £65, is a half-day course for new cyclists with little or no experience of maintaining a bike, while the £125 intermediate workshop is a full-day course for more experienced cyclists interested in learning advanced maintenance and repair skills.

Workshop modules include bike anatomy, riding position, puncture repair, brake and gear maintenance as well as oiling, cleaning and component care.

Peter Taylor from Pro Tool School said: “There is nothing difficult about basic bike maintenance and repair.

“These new workshops are designed to teach new and regular cyclists some simple techniques and give them the confidence to do the job themselves, saving them time and money.”

British Cycling director of recreation and partnerships Stewart Kellett added: “As the national governing body for the sport and home to the GB cycling team, we can offer the inside track on maintenance and repair straight from the pros.

“The new workshops will be delivered in a fun and hands-on format and are open to cyclists of all ages and abilities.”

There is no need to bring your own bike or tools, refreshments will be provided and anyone who registers for a workshop will automatically receive free British Cycling Ride membership worth £24.

For more information about the workshops click here or call 0161 274 2049.

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