Here at Back in the Saddle Bikes we have a range of different classes on offer (listed below).

If you’re after a bespoke session dedicated to working on your own bike, try one of our 1-to-1 classes which can be booked by calling 07852 521577 or emailing

On the other hand, if you’d like something more in-depth that covers more than one topic, we have sessions that run once a month on a Saturday. Tickets can be booked at

Once you’ve chosen a class(es) from the schedule below, please head over to our Eventbrite page where we list them (links below) to book and pay for your place. When that’s done, we look forward to seeing you in class! If you find that you have Covid, flu or cold symptoms on the date of the class, don’t worry, we can reschedule your booking to another date as the classes take place on a regular basis.


The most effective way to learn how to repair or service your own bike is one of our 1-to-1 classes where your own bike is being worked on. We offer two ways to do this in sessions which can be booked with flexible scheduling to suit you. For more detailed information or to book a session, please call 07852 521577 or email

Full hands-on class

One of our mechanics will teach you the topics you want to learn so you can fix your own bike as you yourself work on the bike. You will have the full attention of the mechanic for as long as you’d like the session to last, up to a maximum of six hours in one day. These sessions cost £35/hr and can be booked in half-hour increments (with a minimum booking time of one hour). Any parts you buy to use on your bike during the session are charged at 10% off the normal retail price.

Watch and learn

One of our mechanics will be working on your bike carrying out the repair(s) or service you’ve booked, talking you through what’s being done while you watch and can ask questions. The cost for one of these sessions is £15/hr on top of the cost of the repair(s) or service being carried out. Any parts fitted to the bike are charged at the normal retail price.


These longer classes are aimed at people who want to learn about more than one topic in a group class, and do so in some depth. For example, our next session on Saturday, July the 6th deals with wheel truing (straightening), changing cassettes and chains, and setting up front gears. The approach is very hands-on, so you’ll be getting plenty of experience working with the relevant tools and parts.

The classes run from 10am to 4pm (with a break for lunch) on a Saturday, cost £40 per person, and can be booked here on Eventbrite:

Cable disc brakes and rear gears – 10-4pm on Saturday the 7th of September.
This class will cover cleaning disc brake pads and rotors (discs) for typical cable disc brake systems as well as cleaning a derailleur gear system. It will also cover replacing inner and outer brake and rear gear cables as well as correct set-up for cable disc brakes and rear derailleur gears.