Bike Check

NOW that you are getting ready for the summer cycling season, your bike could probably use a check-up. Here are a few important checks you should make before that long ride: # Clean and lubricate the chain # Check the treads on the tyres and ensure they a

NOW that you are getting ready for the summer cycling season, your bike could probably use a check-up. Here are a few important checks you should make before that long ride:

# Clean and lubricate the chain

# Check the treads on the tyres and ensure they are well inflated

# Ensure there is still life left in your brake pads

# Make sure the gears are changing smoothly

# Check that the handlebars and seat are tightly secure

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# Ensure you have all the necessary safety equipment and that you can be seen easily by other road users

June 13 - 21 is Bike Week, and this year the local community is at the heart of the campaign. So, if you wish to take part or organise your own event, visit www.bikeweek.org.uk