Maintenance Classes

Lewisham Cyclists will be running a series of more structured maintenance lessons from mid February at our new venue in Deptford, the Ron Hoskins Hall in Childers St SE8 7pm till 9.30pm.


First session: Thursday 16th March 2017

Get to know your bike: parts and their functions

How to check your bike is safe to ride

Cleaning and lubrication

Adjusting your bike to fit you

Tyres and punctures

Wheel removal and replacement

Puncture repair

Basic tools and how to use them


2nd Session Thursday 23rd March 2017

Brakes (Rim brakes only, not disc, coaster or hub brakes)

Check brakes -assessing wear

Change brake blocks

Replace brake cables


3rd Session: Thursday 30th March 2017

Function of gears

Indexing gears

Replacing a rear gear cable


We run these courses on a donation basis: there is no fixed charge. We do ask for a deposit of £10 when booking on the course, as there are only four places on each and this makes it less likely that space on the course is wasted. This can be included in the donation or returned if the participant is completely unwaged.


To book on the courses, contact Jane on 07826559603 or when you will be given the bank details to provide the deposit. Once the deposit is received, we can book you a place.