Enroll in a professional City & Guilds cycle mechanics course

Person servicing bike

Bikeworks’ Fastrack Level 2 City & Guilds Certificate in Cycle Mechanics usually runs for 12 consecutive working days. The dates for the next course are to be confirmed.

This intensive course takes students through the core skills and workshop techniques required to begin a career as a professional cycle mechanic. This course is equally suited to people already working in the cycle industry who want a nationally recognised qualification, or keen cyclists interested in taking their maintenance or bike building skills to a higher level.

All training takes place in our professionally equipped training workshop in Bethnal Green, London. NB candidates will need to make their own lunch & travel arrangements.



Dates: TBC

Price: £1,200 including VAT & City & Guilds registrations and certificates

Deposit: £250 secures a place

Further details: Please email enquiries@bikeworks.org.uk or phone us on 020 8980 7998

Course Content Overview

  • Day 1

    Introduction; Health & safety; Bike parts; Workshop etiquette; Tyres; Tubes & puncture repair

  • Day 2

    Remove and replace a cycle rim brake assembly

  • Day 3

    Remove and replace a cable-operated disc brake assembly

  • Day 4

    Transmission – remove & replace a cycle gear assembly

  • Day 5

    Service cycle hubs, cup & cone and sealed cartridge

  • Day 6

    Servicing headset assemblies including frame preparation

  • Day 7

    Service bottom bracket & cranks including frame prep

  • Day 8

    Augment a cycle & systematic cycle check

  • Day 9

    Wheel building

  • Day 10

    Wheel building (cont)

  • Day 11

    Strip and rebuild, full change of a cycle frame

  • Day 12

    Catch-ups, repeat assessments, cycle industry jobs – how we can help