The Big Bike Revival: Pop up repair service

With the impact of coronavirus, the numbers of people finding cycling is a safe and mentally and physically beneficial way to travel has grown. The Big Bike Revival -which is now in its sixth year- has been extended to provide free repairs and maintenance, to communities across England at ‘pop-up’ Dr Bike sessions where you can get your bike fixed up for free.

Bringing bikes back from the brink

The free pop-up Dr Bike sessions will help sort out those loose brakes, jumping gears and flat tyres so that old bikes at the back of the shed can have a new lease of life.

The scheme, funded by the Department of Transport, aims to ensure that everyone who has been inspired by seeing more people out and about on two wheels in the streets and paths where they live has the chance to experience the joy of cycling, confident in the knowledge that their newly checked bike won’t let them down.

The trained mechanics will be able to spend a maximum of 30 minutes per bike and carry out a full safety check and some minor repairs. If your bike requires more substantial repairs, they will be able to signpost you to the nearest independent bike shop participating in the Government’s £50 Repair Voucher scheme.

So whether you want to beat the traffic on a trip to the supermarket or are planning to fly to work on the daily commute, the Big Bike Revival is here to help you get back in the saddle. At Cycling UK, we have a passion for cycling, for the thrill of getting out in the fresh air, for feeling fitter in mind and body and for the chance to chat about the ride with friends. We are pumped up to cycle and thanks to our pop-up Dr Bike sessions you can be too.

Use our map to find your nearest pop-up Dr Bike location. Contact them directly to check availability of dates.

  • Free M-checks and minor repairs
  • On the spot support
  • More than 150 participating delivery partners
  • Children’s cycles eligible too

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