Did we say FREE?! Indeed we did…100% gratis.
We’re offering free bike MOTs as part of a UK-wide initiative encouraging car commuters to swap four wheels for two and try riding to work.
National Cycle to Work Day returns on September 4th.
And from today until that date our tech team will be on hand to give y0ur bikes a free once-over.
41% of people admit to a lack of basic bike maintenance knowledge, such as puncture repair or brake adjustment.
Our trained cycle technicians will assess your steed and give it a simple rating of either Green, Amber or Red.
They’ll examine frame condition, check wheels are running true, advise on the state of your tyres and look at brakes, gears and your bike’s drive train.
A Green rating indicates your bike is in tip-top condition and good to go.
It’s bad news if the rating is Red – it’s advisable to book your steed into a workshop or show it some TLC before you tackle your next cycle commute.
A little maintenance can really help prolong the life time of your bike, and something as simple as adjusting tyre pressure can make a huge difference to how your bike rides.
Don’t worry if your knees turn to jelly at the thought of a little spannering – we can help out with some advice on basic things you can and should do regularly to keep your bike running safely.
Cycle to Work Day is a national event championed by multi gold medal-winning Paralympic cyclist, Dame Sarah Storey. Last year saw over 20,000 budding cycle commuters hit the streets across the UK, and ride over a quarter of a million miles.
Census data suggests over three quarters of a million people in Britain cycle to work regularly.
And research by national charity Sustrans Cymru – which promotes walking, cycling and public transport as alternatives to the car – shows cyclists who use the National Cycle Network take half as many sick days as the average UK worker.
To book a free bike health check, or to find out how you could save up to 40% off the cost of a new bike by buying through a Cycle to Work scheme, swing by the shop on Forest Road, Hay-on-Wye, or call us on 01497 822419.
Find out more about National Cycle to Work Day at www.cycletoworkday.org