Home mechanic

A 2 day course in the practical basics of bicycle maintenance

The Cytech home mechanic course is designed to give the enthusiast a good level of mechanical ability covering a comprehensive range of cycle maintenance areas. 

It is a two day course, led by an experienced instructor who will guide the learner through a good mix of demonstrations and practical exercises. 

Is this the right course for me?

Are you an enthusiast who would like to learn more about basic cycle maintenance?

  • Are you responsible for looking after the bikes of others and want to improve your skills?
  • Are you delivering a basic level of tuition to others?

It's a great course to give the individual the confidence to carry out repairs and servicing whilst also teaching the learner when a task should be carried out by a more experienced trained technician.

The course is taught in a relaxed environment where all the tools and cycles to practice on are provided - so there is no chance of damaging your own pride and joy.

On completion you will receive the Cytech home mechanic certificate.

Alternatively, begin your Cytech journey right away with the Cytech theory one online course.

What does this course include?

  • Headsets
  • Bottom bracket
  • Drive train
  • Gear set-up
  • Brakes
  • Hubs
  • Tyres & tubes

Qualification and certification level

The Cytech home mechanic course is an industry recognised qualification that will stand the candidate in good stead as a base for continually improving skills and knowledge.

The programme can be supplemented by any or all of the other Cytech courses available. Use the Courses tab to see the different courses available.

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Course details

The two day course is available from all approved Cytech training providers.

How much does this course cost?

You can see all Cytech courses and prices in the Cytech price list section.


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Home mechanic plus

For the bike maintenance enthusiast, the Home mechanic plus develops the practical basics already learnt and applies that knowledge on bike build and repair.

What does this course include?

Installation and servicing of the following core components:

  • Health & Safety in the workshop
  • Headsets, gears, brakes, hubs & bearings
  • Internal hub gears
  • Wheel truing & spoke replacement

Course details

The course lasts for 5 days and is available from approved Cytech training providers PJCS and Torq Zone Academy.

How much does this course cost?

You can see all Cytech courses and prices in the Cytech price list section.

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