Ever wondered how to change a tyre, fix a puncture, change your brake pads, even as simple as taking your wheels off your bike? This day is for you. Come learn the basics around your bike so you know exactly what to do if you are ever faced with a mechanical away from home and top it off by being guided around the vast amount of off-piste trails around the Forest of Dean with your local guide Katy Curd.
Understand the basics around your bike so you never get caught out again on your ride. M-check, punctures, tyres, bolt checks, chain links. We cover the most common problems that could and do arise when riding so you feel confident to ride self supported for hours on end.
You will learn how to do a professional safety check on your bike so you can spot problems before they arise. We’ll look at tubeless and tube tyre set ups, problem solving, how to use CO2 canisters and finally look at chains and gear indexing. Know what tools to carry on the trail and which are useful to have at home and learn everything you need to, to be self supported on your rides. Questions are always welcomed and you will learn loads of top tips to take away with you.
Come explore the lesser known trails of the Forest of Dean. With our expert local knowledge we will guide you around a mix of single-track natural trails thrown in with a mix of bike park fun so you get to experience exactly what the Forest has to offer with big smiles guaranteed.
Ride, session, explore. With a smaller group and 3 hours to explore you will have the chance to stop and session your favourite sections through out the day to help build your confidence and progress your riding all in one. How many times do we spend endlessly riding with out stopping to play and section various features on the trails. Use this ride to do exactly that. Build your confidence simply by playing, try different lines, ride sections you would otherwise avoid, the aim is to get everyone playing, riding and enjoying the trails.
With current government guideline in place this course will have a maximum of 10 people on the day but split into two groups of 5. With in your pod you will either do the bike maintenance course with Vicky Balfour first or the guided ride with Katy Curd first. The full group will meet back for lunch then swap over so you experience the full day in smaller groups to keep everyone Covid safe.
When: October 24th 10:00am-4:00pm
Where: Pedal a Bike Away, Forest of Dean cycle centre
NOTE: We have 10 places available which will be split into two pods of 5 people.