The Bike Inn Virtual Learning Portal Has Arrived!

Welcome to a new learning experience from The Bike Inn. Our already world-renowned IMI Level 2 course in Cycle Mechanics has gone virtual!! Yep, that’s right, you can now learn the major theory parts of this invaluable qualification from the comfort of your own home. With more information than ever before, you will soon be speeding into the 21st century of bicycle technology, health and safety, workshop practices, tools and legislation. We use Google Classroom Read on >>

Martin’s New Toy

OK, let’s start with a bit of background… With plans on RAAM 2023 my current state of fitness wasn’t too bad considering Tier 4 and Lockdown restrictions – until the Cumbrian winter arrived! Up until that point training had still been do-able and I was achieving gains – with the help of my training partner, a stronger cyclist than me but still very supportive. Originally coming from Norfolk it’s as if the hills have eyes Read on >>

We are an ELCAS APPROVED Training Provider!

The Bike Inn is proud to announce that we have been accepted as an approved ELCAS learning provider, offering the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) accredited Level 3 qualification in Bicycle Mechanics. We understand that leaving the forces and settling back into civilian life can be a daunting prospect. You want to find employment – but you may have difficulty translating your accumulated skills and experience into the requirements of a more regular job. Read on >>

Henrietta, Whinlatter Hill Climb Champ

Last weekend saw our very own ‘H’ in competitive mode at the Velo Club Cumbria time trial event – the Whinlatter Hill Climb. The route is a swift 1.75km ride up the B5292 / Whinlatter Pass from the west of the village of Braithewaite, almost to the Whinlatter Forest Park Visitor Centre. With twists and turns through wooded hills – and the occasional glimpses of stunning views (for those with the time to take them Read on >>