Cycle Maintenance

Students at Woodfield School are given the opportunity to gain skills in Cycle Repair and Maintenance. The cycle repair & maintenance programme is delivered over the course of a year. Students will undertake theoretical and practical tasks to introduce them to training in cycle repair. All lessons are taught in the Woodfield School Cycle Repair Workshop.

 

74837 BICYCLE MAINTENANCE AND SAFETY

In successfully completing this unit the student will have demonstrated the ability to:

 

  • describe how to repair at least five faults on a bicycle

  • repair at least three of these faults

  • name  at least ten parts of a bicycle

  • carry out ten safety checks on a bicycle

  • take part in a group discussion about road safety

  • take part in a bicycle ride.

 

71765 BICYCLE MAINTENANCE

In successfully completing this unit the student will have demonstrated the ability to:

 

  • detect and repair a puncture, including removing and replacing the wheel and re-inflating to the correct pressure

  • repair and adjust the brakes on a bicycle, including replacement of brake pads where necessary

  • adjust correctly the height and reach of a bicycle seat and handlebars

  • split and re-join a bicycle chain using the method for the chosen brand and adjust the chain length

  • use the correct methods to clean and lubricate all moving parts of a bicycle

  • name the main parts of a bicycle

  • name at least two places to buy spare parts and the average cost of at least four different spare parts

  • co-operate in a group to repair and restore a bicycle.

 

71766 BICYCLE MAINTENANCE

In successfully completing this unit the student will have demonstrated the ability to:

 

  • take part in a discussion on health and safety issues related to maintaining a bicycle

  • repair a punctured inner tube, including removal and refitting of a wheel

  • assess the wear on a pair of brake blocks, replace if necessary and adjust the brakes for safe, optimum performance

  • repair a chain fault by removing the chain, replacing a link and replacing the chain

  • clean and lubricate the essential moving parts, e.g. gears and chain, in the correct manner

  • adjust the cable tension to allow gears to operate smoothly

  • check and adjust the seat height clamp and the handle bar position

  • use a checklist to assess the roadworthiness of a bicycle

  • complete a log-book of the activities covered.