Practical guides for cycling and scooting

Pupils learning how to fix a puncture
A close up of cleaning chain on a bike

Here's our guidance and tips for keeping your bike in tip top condition.

Checking your bike

Like any machine, a bicycle will work better and last longer if you care for it properly. Get in the habit of checking your and your family's bikes regularly – simple checks and maintenance can help you enjoy hassle-free riding and avoid repairs. These easy tips are a great way to get started.

The “M check” is a simple way to make sure your bike is safe to ride.  Watch this video [3.30mins] for a run through of the M check in 11 simple steps. 


Lose the stabilisers

Teach your child to ride a bike without stabilisers with our bespoke guide created by our experienced School Officer. Access our top tips and video here.




Get scooting

Scootering used to be a child’s first step to cycling, but now it is a way of getting about and a sporting activity all the way into adulthood; healthy, environmentally friendly and inexpensive.

Take a look at our guide to get scooting which includes top tips to remember,
safety skills training and pavement etiquette.