3-day Mechanics Programme

Become an expert mechanic no matter if it’s just to service your bike, do maintanance in your club, become a bike mechanic or even open your own business. This is the most tailored programme you will ever experience!

This programme is for you if….

What are the benefits of this programme?

Our three day mechanics course is one of the most in-depth bicycle mechanics courses in Ireland. It will cover the essentials of bicycle repair and servicing and a lot more. This course will have you working on bikes with ease, it will build confidence in your mechanical abilities and teach you all the skills to maintain and repair bicycles of different types.

It will give a solid foundation to people looking for employment in the bike industry and our end of course certificate will show any potential employers that you are qualified and all the modules that you have learnt. This is a very in-depth course, covering everything from the basics of replacing an innertube all the
way up to building wheels, bleeding brakes, indexing gears and replacing full gear systems.

When it happens?

23th, 24th, 25th of June 2022


11 Patrick Street, Limerick City, V94 D704

9am – 6pm on Saturdays

Includes lunch and tea/coffee.


Small 8 people groups


DAY 1:

Module 1: Introduction, Health & Safety, Parts of a Bike, Workshop Etiquette,
Module 2: Tyres and Tubes, Tubeless and Tubular.
Module 3: Servicing Hubs, Cassettes and Freehubs.
Module 4: Servicing Bottom Brackets and Chainset, Threaded and Press-fit.
Module 5: Headset Servicing, Forks and Steerer Tube Prep.
Module 6: Brakes, Mechanical and Hydraulic, Remove and Replace Calipers, Change Cable
and Hydraulic Bleed.
Module 7: Gears; Remove and Replace Gear Systems, Cable Replacement, Indexing,
Cutting and Fitting Chains.

day 2

Module 8: Full Service of a Bicycle, Assessment and Completion.
Module 9: Full Strip of a Bicycle to Frame Only and Re-Build.

day 3

Module 10: Advanced wheel truing and how to replace broken spokes (don’t worry – this will be taught on our course wheels not your own!). Wheel Building, Full Disassembly of a Wheel, Lacing and Tensioning, Balancing and Truing.


Evolution Cycles was established in 2011 in Limercik, Ireland, to answer the need for a high quality, efficient bicycle repair service and training.

Founder and Owner Chris is a fully CyTech qualified bicycle mechanic at the highest level. Chris is one of the most highly qualified mechanics in Ireland, working for both pro teams and the average commuter Chris gives no one preferential treatment.

Chris’s passion for cycling started at an early age, his parents being keen cyclists and having cycle toured all over the world, its no surprise Chris took up the cycling bug.

Being headhunted to race for a few teams Chris became a sponsored cyclist and raced around the world before a serious accident After that Chris turned to the mechanics working for several shops and pro teams before setting up Evolution Cycles.

“Our core value here at Evolution Cycles is freedom, Braveheart inspired, shout it as loud as you can from the top of the highest peak “FREEDOM!” Freedom is being able to jump on a bike and cycle, cycle anywhere, it doesn’t matter; Cycle to work, to school, cycle to get fit, to train for a race, cycle 2km or 200km. There is nothing like that feeling of the sun on your face, wind in your hair not a care in the world. Your mind goes quiet and there’s nothing to think about other than breathe and turn them pedals.

I don’t believe anyone should be without that sense of freedom. That is why the business is built upon it. I believe in freedom, freedom to be and do what I want, when I want. Not to be restricted, to decide how to spend my time rather than have it dictated.

Freedom means travel, it means no restriction on time or place. Freedom gives the opportunity to see and do more, to explore where we live and even why.”

-Chris Butcher