Tag Archives: servicing

World Bicycle Relief celebrates 2,500 field mechanics trained

World Bicycle Relief is celebrating 2,500 field mechanics trained. The non-profit’s specially designed Buffalo Bikes mobilise communities in rural developing regions across the world where distances are a barrier to education, healthcare, and economic opportunities. The mechanics are trained to serve those communities and keep Buffalo Bikes rolling ‘for generations …

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Sport Aberdeen provides free bike maintenance with Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme funding

Sport Aberdeen has provided free maintenance to bikes belonging to a local children’s care home, free of charge, thanks to funding secured through the Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme. A total of five bikes from Barnardo’s Linksfield Residential Service, a childcare service in partnership with Aberdeen City Council, were taken to …

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Helping bike shops in a busy time for the cycling industry

Schwalbe recently launched a volunteer programme to assist retailers experiencing a surge in business – particularly with services and repairs. Rebecca Morley finds out how it has helped stores during a busy period for the cycling industry

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How has COVID-19 affected bike repairs and servicing?

One advantage IBDs will always have over the internet is servicing and repairs. Even if customers do choose to spend an increasing amount of time perusing the web, the value of customer service and expertise that bike shops provide in person can never be overlooked. And while the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Free bike ‘health’ checks to be offered to mark completion of Chichester cycleway

Free, bicycle ‘health’ checks will be offered to mark the completion of the Chichester temporary cycleway next Tuesday, 25th August. The ‘Dr Bike’ gazebo will be set up in the Northgate car park near the new cycleway from 11am to 1pm. Experienced cycle trainers and mechanics will be on hand …

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Cycling UK rolls out scheme to help cyclists get their bikes repaired

Bike shops, cycle mechanics and community centres in more than 150 locations across the country will be part of Cycling UK’s free pop-up bike-fixing services, aiming to fix thousands of damaged or forgotten bikes. The charity has estimated that there are more than 16 million unused bikes in the UK. …

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Sport Aberdeen signs up to free bike maintenance scheme

A local charity has become the first in Aberdeen to sign up to the Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme. Adventure Aberdeen, part of charity Sport Aberdeen, recently launched its new in-house bike maintenance service and will now be offering limited free places, alongside its full offering, to those who may not …

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BikeBiz August edition is now available

The digital edition of BikeBiz August is now available – and we’re celebrating our 175th issue. This month we focus on positive evolution, innovation and ambition throughout the cycling industry, including Raleigh UK’s new chapter, the rise of e-cargo, Velorim’s National Bicycle Tyre Recycling scheme and why 3D printing could …

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Cycle Repair Scheme launched to keep Scotland pedalling

The Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme has now opened to the public. It is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered through Cycling UK and participating retailers to provide free bike repair and maintenance work up to a value of £50. This will encourage old bikes out of storage and back …

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Pop-up bike mechanics to assist Government voucher scheme with cycle ‘triage’

Cycling UK has said it’s on ‘stand-by’ to assist in fixing England’s bikes, following the Prime Minister’s announcement to ‘overhaul’ cycling and walking. The charity estimates there are 16.5 million bikes sitting in the hallways and sheds of England, unused and neglected. James Scott, Cycling UK’s director of behaviour change …

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