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Winter Bike Safety Check Advice

Just because winter is coming up fast, doesn’t mean your bike needs to be put away ‘til the Spring. There are some things you can do to be prepared for winter on two wheels, but if you’d rather, our trained technicians can do it for you. Call 01926853944 book in your Winter Bike Safety Check today.

A bike rider wearing a high viz jacket riding downhill on a mountain bike in an autumnal wood

 

 

Clean your bike

Salt, grit and grime don’t do your frame or components any good, so part of your winter bike routine should include a thorough cleaning. We’ll degrease the Transmission and clean the bike, taking care of components that don’t want to be blasted by water and chemicals. Then, we’ll lubricate the chain, gear and brake cables.

Protect your bike

Mudguards protect both you and your bike, especially the bearings and other moving parts from the worst of the dirt, debris and water lying in the road at this time of year. Our technicians will advise on the fitting of mudguards. When you buy mudguards from us, we’ll fit them as part of the winter check.

Light Up Your BikeBike Lights in poor light with one front bike light and one helmet light

The mornings are darker for longer, and light starts to disappear earlier in the evening meaning lights are essential for winter riding. We’ll check that your lights allow you to see and be seen. If needed, we’ll recommend the best lights for you for where you ride. Read our guide on lights for more information. Browse our lights range here.

Check Your Brakes

Your brake pads will be inspected and tested, and if they need replacing, we’ll let you know.

Check Your Tyres

Good tyres with good grip help your braking power, but tyres are more prone to damage and punctures in the winter from sharp stones and flint that are washed out of the road surface. While you can try and ride free of the debris, checking your tyres regularly for signs of cuts or nicks is important, and that’s what our trained technicians will do. We’ll also set your tyre pressure to the optimal level – adjusting the pressure down a little in winter can give you more comfort and control.

If you’re looking for a more durable tyre that’s a little more resistant to punctures as well as giving your more grip while riding, we can talk to you about the merits of switching to winter tyres.

Get Your Winter Kit

Now your bike is ready for winter, you can go out and enjoy the ride. Kitted out in thermal base layers, waterproofs and overshoes, you’ll be able to enjoy winter outdoors in comfort.

Book Your Winter Bike Safety Check

Our Winter Bike Safety Check costs just £45.

Any new parts or accessories required will be recommended to you at the end of the safety check but are not included in the price. We’ll quote for parts and fitting for any additional work before we go ahead.

To find out more about the services delivered by our trained technicians, take a look out our bronze, silver gold and platinum service offers.

Book our winter service today by calling 01926853944.

Close up of a bike technician fitting a brake disc