Downland Cycles offer a range of cycle maintenance courses, based on the Park Tool School for cyclists who wish to learn how to keep their own bikes on the road. They are very woman friendly and have had some great feedback from women who’ve sucessfully completed their courses.
The workshops are held within a working Cycle Shop, so along with your course material you will get to see all manner of repairs and bikes coming in to the workshop during your stay. The majority of the workshop is equipped with Park Tools and it is possible to buy these as well as any replacement parts you need for your bike at heavily discounted prices.
Testimonials include: Julie West – “as a triathlete I have found that I can travel abroad and put my bike back together in perfect working order without relying on others.”Five Day Course £320 including Park Manual and Certificate
The five day course offers you the opportunity of learning every aspect of cycle maintenance. Along with some theory you will gain plenty of hands on experience in all areas required to repair, maintain and build cycles.
By the end of the course you will be totally confident in carrying out repairs and building your own bikes.
- 10th-11th 17th-18th 20th-21st June
- 8th-9th 18th-19th 20th-21st July
- 17th-18th 25-26th August
- 7th-8th 14th-15th 20th-21st September
This course is tailored to the type of bikes that interests you. The first day is a mixture of theory and practical work. You will be shown how each component of the bike works how it is fitted and adjusted and maintained. You will then practice on the workshops training bikes. On the second day you will put your newly gained knowledge to use by giving your own bike a complete service, stripping the bike down to its frame and then rebuilding it.Dates:
- 5th-9th June
- 11th-15th 24th-28th July
- 1st-5th August
- 25th-29th September