courses & apprenticeships

Where bike mechanics are trained

Accredited professional qualification incorporating Levels 2 and 3 of the IMI, that is insurance compliant, and recognised around the world.

The Bike Inn is the industry’s leading training provider of professional, accredited bicycle mechanic qualifications here in the UK.

professional & accredited


Our courses incorporate Levels 2 and 3 of the IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) Bicycle Mechanics qualifications – an industry  standard if you are looking for an accredited professional qualification that is insurance compliant, and recognised around the world. We also cover a range of professional courses, apprenticeships to 2 days general maintenance courses for the ‘hobby’ cyclist. Once you have completed out courses you become a ‘Bike Inn graduate’ where ongoing technical support is available as well as experience opportunities.

6 weeks virtual & 2 weeks onsite

Professional Course Including IMI L3

5 Days onsite

Get to know your bike

A 5 day comprehensive cycle repair & maintenance course for the keen amateur cyclist incorporating professional bike fitting and a performance coaching assessment.


Theory & Foundation

Two WEEKs Virtual and 2 days Onsite

Professional E-bike course

train with The Bike Inn


The Bike Inn has partnered with Kendal College to offer Apprenticeships in the cycle industry.

The Apprenticeship programme can be accessed from anywhere in the country, so why not make an enquiry today? An Apprentice can help build your business or an Apprenticeship could help you make a career change. The Bicycle Mechanic Apprenticeship is funded by the Government.


Partners & Accreditations

Kendel Collage
IMI 100

What our clients say

As a resource and training school the Bike Inn is first class. Apart from the two hands-on periods in the workshop (where there’s a lively exchange of problems encountered in the real world,) the on-line sessions, both recorded and the real-time drop-ins are invaluable. Those provide even the novice with the necessary basics so that everyone is prepared for the Workshop.

Paul Darlingon

The Cyclists’ National Helpline (Cycle-SOS)

Outstanding training. The support provided throughout the course is excellent, materials are comprehensive and thorough… Jon, Henrietta and Mark put together a great team for delivering the training. I’ve come away having made some really good connections within the trade and look forward to continuing the relationship.

Matthew Cleathero

Excellent bike mechanic training, catering for both novices and those with a little more experience. Great facilities and hands on use of the full range of cycle workshop tools. Gives trainees the confidence to move up and tackle more difficult repairs… A friendly and helpful team who are ready and willing to pass on their extensive knowledge of bikes and cycling.
Highly recommended.

Neil Harrison


Event Planning & Support

Our key staff members here at the Bike Inn have a vast collective experience of planning, organising, attending, competing in, and supporting cycling events, sportives and charity rides. This means that we can offer you a comprehensive Event Planning and Support Service to help you create the event you are visualising.

Latest News

Mark Wilcox one of the Bike Inn staff is returning to Sri Lanka, a place he’s toured a couple of times in the past, but this time with a mission. He’s become involved with a charity that supports disadvantaged children and students in the North East of the Island.