Want to learn how to fix your own bike? You’ve come to the right place! We have several different options, from fixing a puncture right up to industry-recognised qualifications that could be your ticket to working in a bike shop.

Velotech Training — Get Qualified

We’re a Velotech training centre, and can teach you workshop standard bike maintenance. We offer Bronze, Silver and Gold courses. Each course takes 2 days and costs £325. In order to progress to Silver you must complete Bronze and to progress to Gold you must complete Silver. For details of what’s included at each level please see the syllabus. Training usually runs on Thursdays and Fridays. Our next courses will start again in 2023. To book a space or to find out about future 2023 dates contact

Bhttpsasic Bike Maintenance Class

This is a small group class, where we cover the basics with lots of hands on learning.

Working with small groups, we can make sure you get plenty of individual support. We cover pre-ride checks, fixing common problems on the go and maintenance between rides to keep your bike in top condition.

Price: £45 per person

Please follow this link to book onto our courses:

 Our next available dates are:

2nd August

6th September


If you’re interested in booking a session for a group we can also run a private class for you. Contact to book or for more information.

Intermediate Bike Maintenance Training

In this session you’ll further develop your skills and confidence. The session covers:-

  • Fit a new brake cable (inner and outer) and adjust brake
  • Replace brake pads and correctly set the brake
  • Check the alignment of a gear hanger and correct it if needed
  • Replace an index gear system cable and correctly set the indexing

Price: £50 per person

 To book onto one of our courses please visit:

Our next available dates are:

 16th August

Contact for more information.

Individual Bike Maintenance Training

Paired up 1to1 with a skilled mechanic, you can cover pretty much whatever you want.
Typically, we work with people who want to get their bike ready for long rides or tours, and at the same time want to learn how to fix things when they break in the middle of nowhere.

1to1 sessions cost £45 per hour.

Contact to arrange in Byker or to arrange in Chester-le-Street.

Women only sessions

On the last Tuesday of each month we hold a free drop in session for women. Each month has a themed lecture demo and there’s an opportunity to carry out your own maintenance and repairs supported by friendly female mechanics. You only pay for any parts you use. 5.30-7pm. Further information can be found here Outreach.

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