FREE Essential Bike Maintenance Classes with all tools and equipment provided. Just bring your bike!* Dr. Bike 'Learn to Fix' classes teach you the essentials of bike maintenance so you can get the most out of your bike and feel confident in dealing with minor mechanical hiccups IMPORTANT: Classes are available by pre-booking only! Please read all of the following information before booking your place
Each class accommodates up to five people; all tools, materials and PPE are provided. All you need to bring is your bike* (in already safe-to-ride condition) and yourself in clothes you don't mind getting dirty in. Refreshments are not provided during the class but are available to purchase from Waitrose.
Classes last around 2.5 hours and include a 15 minute break.
While these classes are for adults, young people under the age of 18 may attend if accompanied by a participating parent or legal guardian and we'll ask you to share a set of tools and to only work on one bike during the class. Please only book one ticket if you wish to attend with a person under 18 years of age.
Classes are hosted by Waitrose & Partners Horsham in their under-store carpark: a safe, all-weather and covered (but open-air) venue with street-level access and on-site conveniences. We strongly encourage you to cycle to your class but free parking is available for those participants who are unable to ride in.
*These are bike maintenance classes, NOT free maintenance clinics. If your bike is not in rideable condition you should have it serviced and made safe to ride by a local repairer before your class.
Some of the things you will learn:
Anatomy of a bike and basic bike terminology
Essential pre-ride checks see if your bike is safe to ride
How to work on your bike at home vs at the road or trail-side
Tools and spares: what to cary with you and what to keep at home
Fixing punctures, replacing inner tubes and removing & reinstalling wheels
Oiling and cleaning chains and gears
Getting comfy on your bike: adjustments to saddles, grips and controls
How to keep your bike secure
Choose from one of six classes in August and September 2023
Classes are available by pre-booking only.
Choose from the dates below and click the link to visit our Eventbrite booking page where you can choose from the early or late session. The time of each session varies by date so please ensure you book the correct session time.
While these classes are primarily for adults, young people under the age of 18 may attend if accompanied by a participating parent or legal guardian and we'll ask you to share a set of tools and to only work on one bike during the class. Please only book one ticket if you wish to attend with a person under 18 years of age.
Online booking helps ensure everyone who wants to join a class can do so. However, if for any reason you are unable to book via Eventbrite please contact Velo Square at email@example.com or call 07786 633 582.
IMPORTANT: You must read the terms & conditions below before booking your class