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Bike Maintenance

Bike Maintenance

Bike maintenance

To keep your bike in tip-top condition, before every trip, you should -

  • Check that your tyres are pumped up
  • Check that your brakes, lights, handlebars and seat are in good order and tightly secured.

On a monthly basis, you should:

  • Clean and lubricate your chain and check your gears are running smoothly;
  • Wipe the dirt from your wheels and check the tread on your tyres. 
  • If possible, check your brake pads and your brake cables.

On an annual basis, you should:

  • Give your bike a thorough service. Reputable cycle shops will have a mechanic who can do this for you.

Government Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme

  • As of 28 July 2020, anyone in England who has an unused bike in need of repair can apply for the Government’s ‘Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme’ to receive a voucher worth up to £50 towards the cost of repairing their bike. To find out more, click here.