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The Hub, Stockton:

Thursdays - drop off your bike at The Hub by 11am (at the latest) and it will be ready for collection by 3pm.

This free bike MOT includes a full check to make sure it is safe to ride, gears adjusted, brakes adjusted and a report on anything that needs replacing either urgently or in the future. Please make sure your bike is clean before you drop it off!

Contact: stocktonactivetravel@sustrans.org.uk or 01642 617672

Website: https://thehubstockton.com/cycling/cycle-maintenance/free-bike-mots/

Hartlepool Borough Council:

Hartlepool Borough Council is offering free bike maintenance plus parts up to the value of £30. Bonus!

Contact: safeonthemove@hartlepool.gov.uk

Free cycle maintenance courses in Stockton

Where: The HUB, 147 High Street, Stockton, TS18 1PL When: Wednesdays from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Get in touch to book a course. You don't need to bring a bike with you.

What: A free hands-on bike maintenance class for anyone who is keen to learn how to fix their bike. It covers the M-check, adjusting gears & brakes, how to replace and patch an inner tube (fix a flat tyre), how to tell when to replace items such as brake pads, rims, bearings etc, and what products & techniques to use to care for your bike.

Contact: stocktonactivetravel@sustrans.org.uk or 01642 617672

Website: https://thehubstockton.com/cycling/cycle-maintenance/free-cycle-maintenance-courses/

  

Maintenance courses for adults and juniors in Darlington

(Courses start 16 July 2021)

Where: Bike Stop, 22 Skinnergate, Darlington, DL3 7NR

When: 16th July 2021 - 1-2pm, 2.30-3.30pm & 4-5pm. Then the third Wednesday of every month.

Cost: £10 per adult, £5 per junior

Contact: rob.archer@bikestop.org.uk or 01325 788857

Website: https://www.bikestop.org.uk/

Watch and learn!

Swat up on a few basic maintenance tips to get you and your bike back on the road!

  

How to put the chain back on

If you're out and about and your chain comes off, it's not the end of the ride for you! Find out how to get your chain back on quickly and easily.

  

How to remove the front wheel

Getting the front wheel off your bike is essential if you need to fix a puncture, or put your bike in the car. Easy when you know how!

  

How to inflate a bicycle tyre

A flat tyre shouldn't stop the fun! A quick pump and off you go!

  

Before you set off - The M-Check

Giving your bike a quick once over before you start each journey will make sure your bike is roadworthy and safe. Video from Cycling UK.

  

How to fix a puncture

The bane of every cyclists' life! But easy to fix with a little bit of know-how and some basic tools. Video from Cycling UK.

  

There are many bike shops around the Tees Valley that offer bike repair services and offer a wealth of experience and knowledge.

Click the map below to open Google Maps and find your nearest bike shop and repairer:

Bike shops in Tees Valley

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