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MTB Nuts and Bolts (1 Day)

Introduction Level - 1 day | Prices from £90.00

Course Rating: 5.0 Rated 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews

A true essential for any biker regardless of whether you ride on or off road.

Biking isn’t just about the wind in your hair or getting off the beaten track. Wherever or whatever biking is for you this course is the perfect introduction to looking after your bike.

Learn how to deal with punctures, common gear and chain issues and how to clean and keep your bike lubricated properly. This course equips you with the key skills to set up, maintain and understand your bike.

The course is very much about training in a relaxed atmosphere and no previous experience is required.


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Dates & Prices

Cost (with accommodation): £115.00
Cost (no accommodation): £90.00
Cost (with accommodation): £115.00
Cost (no accommodation): £90.00
Cost (with accommodation): £115.00
Cost (no accommodation): £90.00

Is It For Me?

This 1 day course is for anybody that owns a bike and wants to keep it safe to use and running smoothly when out and about.

There are no pre-requirements for this course – only that you come along with your bike on the day.

The course is suitable for anybody with a MTB, Touring bike, Road bike or Cyclo-cross bike.

This course does not qualify you to work on or maintain bikes – just look after your own.

Course Aims

This one day course is designed to give you the skills to clean, maintain and inspect your bike so that it works for you when you are out riding.

We will train in a relaxed atmosphere and on your own bike throughout. We will also have plenty of chances to discuss and share ideas and experiences.

Throughout the day we will ‘translate’ some of the language around biking.

We also hope to not only train and inspire you but to give you the confidence to tinker around with your own bike in the future.

Course Content

You will be in a group of no more than 6 with one instructor. Meeting your instructor in the morning provides an opportunity to discuss people’s experience and knowledge so that the syllabus can be modified to suit people’s needs.

The level of the course enables you to be able to adjust, rather than assemble components on your bicycle.

There will be a chance to discuss any mechanical problems in addition to the above throughout the day. However, there might not be the chance to fix any issues outside of the outline above.

For some detail: (don’t worry if this doesn’t make sense at the moment – we will explain all on the day)

  • Checking tyres, fixing a puncture and making sure the wheels are in correctly
  • Headsets: Checking they are good to go, adjusting if necessary and sign posting what to do if more work is needed
  • Brakes: Checking pads/blocks for wear. Identifying any other issues and checking for proper alignment.
  • Gears: checking they work correctly including stop screws, gear wire tension, rear gear mechanism hanger alignment and chain removal.
  • Tool Kit: what is needed for simple home mechanics
  • Cleaning and Maintenance: how to wash your bike, what with and then how to lubricate it effectively

What Will I Need?

Glenmore Lodge has a well-equipped workshop with work stands and tools which you are able to access and use throughout the course.

It is almost essential that you bring your own bike on which to work. If you can’t then we should have a similar bike here for you to use. Call ahead to check though.

If you have any bike tools already then please bring these along. It is also useful to bring along any tools that you would take out biking with you. Neither of these are essential though. We will chat through what would be good to own on the day.

We can also sell you replacement cables, cable outers and ferrules so you can replace those on your bike if you wish. Expect to pay about £7.50 – £15 depending on what you use.

If you want to bring along your own replacement cables / cable outers and brake pads / blocks then please do so. Unfortunately we don’t carry spare brake blocks / pads for every bike so it is worth bringing your own replacements.

Don’t worry if you’re not sure about any of this – we will cover all these issues on the day and will give advice on any spares you may need to buy after the course.

We can also supply a workshop apron for you to wear whilst working on your bike.

Lunch, Tea, coffee and cake at the end of the day are all included in the cost of your course. Accommodation is not included.

Other meals and B&B accommodation can also be booked separately in advance if required. Please ring to ask for availability if intending to stay.

Course Pre-Requisites

None. it is worth coming along with your own bike though as then you will get to know first hand all that matters.

Course Rating: 5.0 Rated 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews Read all reviews

Course pitched at correct level. Very willing to be flexible. Great understanding of people who had very little knowledge of the subject. We all learnt a huge amount and gained in confidence
Sircus Rex Reviewed on 08/05/2017
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What’s included on your course

  • Instruction
  • Use of kit
  • Shuttle bus to Glenmore Lodge (departs Aviemore station 5:20pm on Friday and Sundays)
  • Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day
  • In-course transport

What’s included if you choose the residential option – As above PLUS

  • Bed in shared en-suite room – available from 3pm on day before your course starts *

(Single rooms may be available for a supplementary charge, please ask at reception when you arrive)

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner for each course day (except one day and back-to-back courses)
  • Use of the facilities at Glenmore Lodge
  • Linen is provided along with a towel, you may wish to bring an extra towel if you would like to use the facilities or are on a paddlesport course

Arriving at Glenmore Lodge

  • For more information on travel to the Lodge click here
  • Your first inclusive meal is breakfast (7:45 -8:30am) An evening meal is not provided on your arrival night, but bar meals are available in our Lochain bar 5pm to 9pm (5-7pm on Mondays and Tuesdays)
  • Packed lunches are collected at breakfast
  • On Mondays and Saturdays only there will be a 10 minute welcome talk at 8.15am, on other days you will meet your instructor at 9am. The daily programme of your course will be discussed with your instructor when you first meet, taking into account aspirations and prevailing weather conditions

On your last day

  • Check out time is 10am on the final day of your booking, we have changing areas, showers and left luggage facilities on site
  • All courses will finish by 5pm
  • On Fridays and Sundays we offer a drop off to Aviemore station, leaving Glenmore Lodge at 5pm, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance if you would like to book this service

*some exceptions – see detailed course notes

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