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Bike maintenance in the Quantocks

Remember all those annoying little things on your bike that you keep meaning to get fixed? Clicking gears, squealing brakes, cables dying for some lube? Maintaining a bike is fun and when you know how!

Learn the basics of maintenance, for both road and mountain bikes, with a professional bike mechanic.

You start by removing and replacing wheels and tyres and mending punctures, and go on to cover the whole bike.

The course is a combination of demonstrations and practical work to help you learn how to look after your bike correctly. You split into small teams with two or three people working on each bike or you can choose to work on your own.

The maintenance weekends are based at the Quantocks youth hostel.

Itinerary (2 Days / 2 Nights)

DayDescription
1Arrive anytime during the evening. Either get food in a local pub (they finish service around 9pm) or bring something to cook in the kitchen.
2Maintenance course starts at 9am and runs until around 5pm.
3Maintenance course starts around 9am and finishes around 1pm. You can stay on if you would like to cover any special topic or to work on your bike. Last departure 4pm!

General


Food

Breakfast and lunch and evening meal included Saturday. Breakfast only Sunday. Lots of chance for free tea and biscuits!

Accommodation

Basic Youth Hostel accommodation in shared dormitories. Rooms sleep between 4 and 10.

Terrain


Getting there

Nearest train station is Taunton.

Driving: From Taunton (M5 junction 26) take the A368 towards Minehead. Turn left for Crowcombe Heathfield after 12 miles.

Prices

Tour cost: 135
Bike hire:
Helmet hire:
Insurance:

Dates