Call For Papers

Bikeworks is pleased to announce its INCLUSIVE ACTIVE TRAVEL CONFERENCE will take place on 10th and 11th September 2020 at the LeeValley Velopark in The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. We are now accepting submissions for papers.

Beginners Maintenance Training – WCGL

Beginners Maintenance Training – WCGL

Our beginners course is a great introduction to bicycle maintenance and is suitable for people who have never touched an allen key in their life, or people who have muddled through a puncture repair but would like to be slicker.

After the course you will be able to check your bike over before a ride to make sure it is road worthy, or repair a puncture much more confidently. You will also pick up some tips for keeping your bike in good shape, hopefully making your servicing intervals less frequent.

The Beginners Course Covers:

    • Roadside puncture repair – removal of wheel and tyre
    • M-Check (learning how to check that major components are safe and roadworthy, making minor adjustments)
    • Removal and refitting of brake blocks, balancing brake calipers
    • Adjusting brake cable tension
    • Preventative care e.g. how to clean and lubricate your bike parts

Tool kits

The training centre is fully equipped with everything you need on the day (and more!) but these tool kits are a great way to use the skills you learn on your own bike after the course:

Basic tool kit: Puncture repair kit, set of 3 super B tyre levers, wet/dry lubricant and a Neos simplicity L wench (non ratchet) with 10 bits.

Advanced tool kit: Puncture repair kit, set of 3 super B tyre levers, wet/dry lubricant and a SuperB 18 in 1 folding tool.

Please note

We may have to cancel sessions with fewer than 3 participants, and move participants’ bookings to a suitable future date.

This course is appropriate for the vast majority of standard bikes but please book on to a specialist course to learn maintenance of hydraulic bikes.

You can either bring your own bike to practice on (recommended) or we have a number of training bikes you can use.

Participants can switch course dates (subject to available spaces) or cancel their course a minimum 1 week before the course date. Cancellations/date changes after this point cannot be processed and participants will lose their course fee.

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Acava Maxilla Walk Studios, Maxilla Walk, London, UK

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Start: 5th July, 2021 at 10:00 am

End: 5th July, 2021 at 4:00 pm

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City & Guilds: Register Your Interest

Bikeworks offers part time and full time, City & Guilds “Level 2 Cycle Mechanic” courses. The accredited 10-day course provides an industry standard qualification for professional mechanics.

Bespoke Maintenance Course: Register your Interest

Bespoke Maintenance Course: Register your Interest

Fill in your details below and a member of our team will get in touch to further discuss your requirements.

Our sessions are tailor-made to individual requests, so times, content and additional services can be fully flexible.

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Train the Trainer

This 2-day instructor trainer course has been developed by the Bikeability Trust and 1st4sport, to develop cycle instructors and equip them with the knowledge and skills to deliver the Level 2 Award Course in Instructing Cycle Training. Register your interest for Train the Trainer course

Dr Bike: Register your Interest

Register your interest for a Dr Bike Cycle Checks. Experienced mechanics will conduct a full M-Check of your cycle and carry out minor repairs, as well as advice on further issues and preventative maintenance.



Bookings are open for 1-2-1's Adult Cycle Training.

Please note the following requirements when booking onto a 1-2-1 Adult Cycle Training session.

  • If you have, or have had, a fever or cough, have been close to someone with these symptoms, or if any of your cohabitants are ill or self-isolating, unfortunately you will not be able to have training. Pleasecontact us to re-schedule your booked session.

Free cycle training sessions across Hammersmith & Fulham

Whether you’re a complete beginner that would like to start cycling or a regular cyclist looking to brush up on advanced skills, our instructors will tailor a cycle training session to suit you.

Our fully trained instructors follow the nationally recognised Bikeability syllabus, starting with an off-road assessment of skills for all participants and then building from there. We can also offer support planning and riding a route to work or school, if that is your cycling aim.

The 1-2-1 sessions will last for 2 hours and can be booked at a mutually convenient time. Please allow for additional time for setting up the session. Unless otherwise discussed with our instructor, sessions begin at one of our several hubs and can lend bikes from one of these, outside of School hours.

We ask riders to confirm that they and people they live with have been symptom free for 14 days. Additionally when confirming the booking please let us know if you are in a vulnerable group.

Based on local Government’s latest advice and guidance of COVID-19 we ask all riders to be proactive in ensuring social distance of 2 meters and to have their own Personal Protective Equipment (including gloves and masks). It is important to take steps to ensure riders & instructors safety. If you do not have PPE, we can provide some at our Cycling Hub at St Augustines School. When confirming the booking with your instructor please let them know if you are in need of this.

Our instructors will meet you in the park and begin by assessing your cycling level. The sessions will be tailored to suit your cycling capabilities and needs.


Bikeworks charges a fully refundable £5.00 deposit for each session, which will be returned in full on completion of the session. We have a 48 hour cancellation policy, after this time we will be unable to refund your deposit.

Once your £5.00 deposit has been paid, you will receive an email with a link allowing you to select a time and date for your session. Please note, the blue squares with a time, on the booking calendar, signifies the slot being available.

Can’t find a slot that suits you? Not to worry! Our Instructors are constantly opening up new slots so please keep a regular eye out on the booking page for a more suited time.


You must live, work or study in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. Anyone 16 years or under must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the session.

Please note we are able to offer you up to 2 hours of free cycle training (x 2 sessions per rider).

Complete Beginners

Due to social distance restrictions please consider having another household member with you as instructors will not be able to support beginners or stand close to them.

Please note if riders are unable to progress without support, the instructors may need to end the session and reschedule at a different time.


We offer cycle training from 3 locations:

– H&F – 2 Hour Cycle Training (Westway Sports & Fitness Centre) W10 6RP.

– H&F – 2 Hour Cycle Training (Kensington Gardens, Queen’s Gate South Docking Station, santander bicycles available only)

– H&F – 2 Hour Cycle Training (St Augustines School) Bicycles available at this location only – outside of school hours.

Meeting place – Playground; coming from Tilton Street, Hammersmith, London SW6 7QA (51.483862, -0.208853).

Bike Rental

Please note we can only provide training bikes at St Augustines School on evenings, weekends and school holidays.

If you are unable to provide your own bike at the other locations, training will be subject to Santander bikes being available at the location. Please see the TFL website for prices and availability.

Terms & Conditions

Please read our Terms and Conditions before signing up for Cycle Training

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St Augustine's Catholic Primary School, 17 Disbrowe Rd, London W6 8QG, UK

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Start: 8th March, 2021 at 12:00 pm

End: 31th December, 2021 at 12:00 am

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Gift Vouchers

Treat a special friend to a Bikeworks Gift Voucher that can be redeemed against any of our maintenance courses.

Register Your Interest

Register your interest for Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training. Bikeworks is a registered 1st4Sport Training Centre, delivering Level 2 Award Courses in Instructing Cycle Training and conversion courses for existing NSI Instructors.

Book an RPL Level 2 Route

Existing cycle instructors can book now to convert an NSI qualification to the Level 2 award in Instructing Cycle Training: Recognised Prior Learning route for current instructors.