Dalby Bike Barn - Trail/Roadside Repair Welcome to Yorkshire

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Course Dates: 
4 December 2014 - 9:00am - 5:30pm
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Basic Maintenance

Learn to keep bikes running smoothly on the road or trail.
Basic Maintenance
Key Content: 

Basic mechanical knowledge is a vital part of providing any kind of bike ride or cycling activity. CTC's Basic Maintenance course gives you the skills you need to prepare bikes safely for riding, and to fix the most common problems that occur during the course of a ride - on or off the road.

The course is hands-on. You'll be working on bikes, getting your hands dirty and learning by doing.

Course outcomes: 

On this Basic Maintenance Course, you will learn:

  • Personal safety, tool and chemical handling
  • Correct use of tools and lubricants 
  • Degreasing, cleaning and lubrication
  • Pre-ride equipment checks
  • Brakes - cable adjustment and pad/block adjustment and replacement - for caliper, V-brake and disc brakes
  • Gears - indexing, cable adjustment, limit adjustment
  • Transmission - chain repair and replacement
  • Headset adjustment
  • Wheels - punctures, tyre repair
  • Emergency repairs - dealing with what can go wrong during a ride
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Dalby Forest


Dalby Forest Courtyard
Low Dalby
Thornton Le Dale
YO18 7LT

Dalby is a fantastic location with great facilities and a really friendly team. It has the full array of bike trails from green to black, and many routes off the beaten track to explore.

From Dixon’s Hollow mtb skills area and pump track to the rolling  fields of Adderstone loops, varied woodland and pine forests give you an all-round mountain biking experience. You can even test yourself on the world cross country mtb course taking in Worry Gill and Medusa’s Drop.




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