To help reduce the spread of coronavirus, the usual Bike Doctor clinics are currently suspended until further notice. We are offering free bike checks and basic repairs to key workers only.
If you are a key worker and rely on your bike to get around, you can have it checked by an experienced bike mechanic for free. Basic repairs will also be provided.
When: Every Tuesday from 14 April, until further notice
Time: 10am - 4pm
Where: Community Cycle Hub, Winston Churchill Avenue, PO1 2GF (opposite the Police Station).
No need to book, but residents will need to bring ID to show that they employed as a key or essential worker. Customers will be guided to the back of the shop to wait so social distancing rules can be followed.
To help keep your bike on the road, we sometimes offer free Bike Doctor clinics providing check-ups and basic repairs to your cycle. Please allow enough time for your bike to be checked, and if required, repaired. Although the Bike Doctor clinics end at 4pm, the mechanics may stop accepting new jobs from 3pm if they are busy. If there isn't enough time to repair your bike you will need to return another day.
Regular Bike Doctor clinics are suspended until further notice
At Bike Doctor clinics, a team of experienced bike mechanics will check everything on your bike from wheels to gears, and brakes to brake lights. Any minor adjustments or basic repairs can be made there and then. If they can't fix it immediately, they will let you know exactly what needs doing and a rough cost.
It's important to keep your bike in good working order. Make sure that:
- it is the correct size for comfort and safety
- both tyres are inflated properly and have good tread
- the chain is oiled and properly adjusted
- all brakes work and the brake pads aren't worn
- reflectors and lights are fitted and working. All bikes must have a rear reflector and pedal reflectors fitted by law, and working front and rear lights during the hours of darkness, so remember to keep them clean.
For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you leave your bike with the Bike Doctor please collect it by 4pm. Bikes which have not been collected will be stored securely at Community Cycle Hub, Winston Churchill Avenue. Opening hours Mon to Fri 8.30am - 5pm and Sat 9am - 3pm. 023 9281 4967.