Bicycle maintenance made easy

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Spring maintenance checks

With longer evenings and lighter days lots of people are looking to spring their bikes out of the shed and go for a spin. Before you do it's worth giving your bike a bit of a spruce with our handy tips.

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Like any machine, a bicycle will work better and last longer if you care for it properly. Get in the habit of checking your bike regularly – simple checks and maintenance can help you enjoy hassle-free riding and avoid repairs.

Man checks spoke on bike wheel.

Quick and simple checks will keep your bike in good condition, saving you time and money in the long-term. Our guide outlines how often these checks should be done.

Fixing a bicycle puncture

Thankfully, punctures don’t happen often, but when they do they are easy to fix yourself.

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An overview of the basics you need to get you started.

Anna looking out to the sea with her bike

Anna Hughes has thousands of miles of experience cycle touring in the UK and Europe. She shares some hard-won lessons on how to cope when things go wrong on the roadside.