Life Cycle offers free places on bike mechanics course

Anyone looking to boost their skills and employability in 2019 should check out Life Cycle UK’s cycle maintenance courses. Their City & Guilds Level 1 courses are open to anyone aged 19+ and there are fully-funded places available for people on low incomes – or those who are not in education, employment or training.

Trainees will be taken through the essentials of cycle maintenance, including: Repairing a puncture; removing and replacing brakes; removing and replacing gears; and carrying out a systematic cycle safety check.

“An excellent course… The tutor was first class! He was really good at explaining what we were doing and his enthusiasm really came through” – Leo, trainee.

The next City & Guilds course runs from 12th – 13th February and costs £250 for non-subsidised places. Participants must attend two days of training, based at Life Cycle’s bike workshop on Cambridge Road, Horfield.

Successful attendees will be awarded a City & Guilds Level 1 qualification in cycle mechanics.

Who is it for?

This is the perfect course for those looking to kick-start a career in the cycle industry – and for anyone who wants a solid skills-base in cycle mechanics. The course is a great way for those with no formal qualifications learn practical skills and boost their employability.

For more information about what the course entails, funding eligibility and to book on, go to Life Cycle’s website ( or call 0117 924 5487.