Dr Bikes are trained mechanics or enthusiastic cyclists who perform health checks on bikes and are a key service to have at your event to help achieve Britain’s Biggest Bike Fix.
There are two types of Dr Bike:
A trained mechanic from a local bike shop or social enterprise can attend the event to deliver bike safety checks and basic repairs. This can include fixing punctures and adjusting brakes and gears, as well as advising on potential problems and giving tips on looking after bikes. Note: bike shops and social enterprises may charge a fee for their services.
You can put on your own Dr Bike service by downloading a Dr Bike Checklist Bike Week and guiding people at your event through what they should check for to ensure their bike is in a roadworthy condition. The owner of the bike can then take the checklist to their local bike shop or social enterprise to have it fixed.