Video guide: What to do before setting off

Cycling UK has produced a series of easily accessible video guides on maintenance and road safety. In this guide, we cover the essential checks you should make before your begin your ride

Before you set off on your journey, you should always check your bike.

You can do this by performing an M-Check which helps you systematically check all the key components and moving parts for faults or problems.

Get into the habit of doing this every time you use your bike and you should avoid any major issues, helping you to stay safe.

Always check your bike before setting out on your journey

And of course your bike will work better and have a longer lifespan if you look after it properly.

Checking your bike regularly helps maintains its life

This video will show you exactly how to perform the M-Check and covers:

  • Tyres
  • Wheels and spokes
  • Frame
  • Saddle
  • Gears and drivetrain
  • Pedals
  • Handlebars
  • Brakes
  • Headset

You can also check out our five handy written guides on bike maintenance. The M-check is covered in the first guide, Before you set off. It also contains useful information on knowing your bike and lubricating your bike.

Packed with instructional diagrams and handy hints, it has been designed to download to your phone as a reference guide you can take wherever you go.