Can’t make head or tail of your bike?

Hi, I'm Sarah, one of the founders of Cycle Maintenance Academy

I remember bringing that new bike home for the first time. it was not only super exciting (Woohoo! the possibilities) but it was also tainted with slight apprehension and worry (gulp!). The what's ifs? I knew very little about my bike. But with rag in hand, it didn't put me off,  one day I attempted a deep clean on my bike. I removed the rear wheel and then struggled replacing it (argh!). I was lucky enough to have a mechanic friend I could call (phew!). Unfortunately, back then though, cassette, derailleur, pulley wheels meant nothing to me. I had no idea what she was talking about and I couldn't explain it either. After some time I succeeded but I've learned the hard way.

Does this sound familiar?

To look after your bike you don't really need a stocked workshop, you don't even have to be a practical person. What you need is clear guidance.  We've stripped down bike maintenance, laid everything neatly out on the workbench and given you your own non jargon talking expert who is happy to repeat as many times as you need.

Our promise

This is what you can expect from our courses:

  • A comprehensive knowledge of how to take care of your bike and carry out all the basic repairs right away and with confidence.

  • A step by step, easy to follow learning process

  • Full support from our highly experienced and knowledgeable team on every step of the way.

Meet our team


Mary Clark

Hi I'm Mary, your cycle maintenance instructor. I've been in the bike industry for over 35 years now. During my career as a cycle maintenance instructor, I have taught hundreds of people how to maintain bikes and helped over hundred students get a national standard qualification and become professional cycle mechanics. in 2019 I was included in the Cycling UK list of the top 100 women in cycling for my status as one of the best female cycle mechanics in Britain. 


Sarah Bingham

Hi, I'm Sarah, cycle instructor and mechanic with years of experience. I've taught hundreds of people in all ages how to cycle and take care of their bikes. I am also a graphic designer and illustrator and I'm behind all the drawings and animations in our online courses. Hope you enjoy my work:)


Arek Bartniczak

Hi, I'm Arek and I'm a qualified bicycle mechanic with 11 years of experience. For more than a decade I've been running an independent bicycle shop helping thousands of people to maintain their cycles. My other interest is in video editing and I am behind the production side of this course.

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