Advanced bike maintenance

In addition to our one-day courses we run a two-day course based on the Park Tool school (Park Tool are recognised worldwide as leaders in bike maintenance tools). The course next runs on October the 21st and 28th, both Saturdays, and with a start time of 10am on each day. It’s ideal for people who already know a little bit about their bike but want to take their knowledge to the next level. This can be either to maintain your own bikes or as an ideal grounding for work in the industry.

For those expecting to work with schools and similar institutions,there is an additional module for working on children’s bikes which cover the specific issues and tools required.

The course is a mixture of teaching and hands-on, which will give you the opportunity to work on your own bike as well as our demonstration bikes with a wealth of tools and expert knowledge on hand. The teacher-to-student ratio is very low, with plenty of time to ask questions and practice on our bikes as well as use tools not usually available to the home mechanic.

Whilst we can’t promise you’ll never visit a bike shop again, we can say that the course aims to equip you to tackle most jobs by giving you the confidence and skills to do so. We also sell the full range of Park Tools.

Topics include:

  • Health & safety
  • Headsets
  • Bottom brackets (threaded and press-fit)
  • Rim Brakes
  • Hubs
  • Gear tuning and fitting (excludes electronic systems)
  • Chain removal and installation
  • Crank and pedal fitting
  • Wheel truing
  • Sprocket removal and installation
  • Lubrication

Price is £250 including an allowance for parts used on your bicycle. Please note – we’re now asking people to pay a deposit of £50 (which counts towards the cost of the class) to secure their booking, as we’re finding a number of people have been booking places and then not showing up, which is unfair on those others we have to turn away once a class is fully booked.

Payment of the deposit can be made by Paypal (to, or via bank transfer to London Bike Hub, sort code 08-92-99, and account number 65441099. Please use your first initial and first few letters of your surname, along with the first few letters of the course title, as your payment reference. We can take the deposit as cash or a cheque as well, if you drop it by the workshop at least a couple of weeks ahead of the course. Cheques should be made payable to London Bike Hub, and either handed in, or posted through the front door in an envelope marked for the attention of Jon Marks at London Bike Hub.

We are happy to invoice companies directly if you are booking for training with your employer.

To book click here