Bike Maintenance Level 1

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Cardiff Cycle Workshop

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Cardiff Cycle Workshop
Unit 9 Gabalfa Workshops, Cardiff CF14 3AY

Bike Maintenance Level 1

Level 1 Bike Maintenance is part of our Fix it yourself suite.

It focuses on emergency repair and tuning up brakes and gears, making it ideal for the novice mechanic.

This one-day course covers:

  • safety checking
  • taking off wheels and tyres
  • changing and repairing inner tubes
  • changing brake pads
  • adjusting cable brake systems
  • adjusting rear gear derailleurs

Trainees are encouraged to bring their own bikes to work on.

Please note, as part of our Covid 19 policy,  we ask all trainees to be either double-vaccinated or to have had a negative test within 48 hours of the start date.


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Cardiff Cycle Workshop

Course Location

Cardiff Cycle Workshop
Unit 9 Gabalfa Workshops, Cardiff CF14 3AY

“Fab loved both Level 1 and 2 courses. I have come away feeling confident I can fix my bike. Thank you guys”

Cath Rowlands

“Came away a lot more confident with attempting to build a wheel. The course was run in a relaxed manner and no question was too much for Jon to answer. Look forward to my next course.”

Gordon Broomfield

“Excellent quality and speed of service, very well priced too. Top notch.”

Chris Shorrock

“We visited today and picked a bike for my 6 year-old. He got to try it out and you fixed the brakes as they were a bit squeaky! Very covid safe! Excellent bike and my boy loves it. Great it has a 3-month warranty too!”

Tegan Partner

“I have now completed 2 courses at this venue and found the instructors  knowledge and delivery excellent. The workshop is well equipped and has a friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended.”

Mark Palmer

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“Great place to go to get yourself a bike. No need to spend hundreds just get one second hand. Good communication, they even adjust the seat and handlebars to suit your height etc. My partner is very pleased with her bike and it looks brand new! Highly recommended.”

Jake Doherty

“Sustainability has worked with CTW successfully for a number of years, with sessions every month on Campus. They provide bike servicing for staff, students and the local community as part of our free Repair Café events. It’s a service to all to promote sustainable cycle travelling to Campus and the benefits of repair. They are so knowledgeable and as well as fixing on site they provide great friendly honest advice.”

Rachel Roberts

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Cardiff Met University

I’d just like to say a massive ‘Thank You’ to the boys and girls at Cardiff Cycle workshop. They’ve done absolute wonders for my bike over the years! It’s was an old heavy Peugeot which I bought from new in about 1990. Although I used it regularly, it was getting too heavy for me, so the team changed the wheels for ones that were much lighter; put some super duper tyres on them, and on top of that, replaced the old hard saddle for a brand new very comfortable one. I make sure that I get my bike serviced regularly with them too. Such a friendly bunch too-always time for a chat. There is nothing they don’t know about bikes. Highly recommended!

Sara McGaughey

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