About this activity
Suitable for all pupils, staff, parents and carers.
Dr Bike sessions give your school community a chance to have their bikes checked over by a mechanic to ensure they are roadworthy.
Minor issues such as flat tyres or loose brake and gear cables are common reasons for bikes to be left unused. Organise a mechanic to run a Dr Bike session to encourage your school community to get back on their bikes!
The sessions involve 10-minute check-ups on each bike including pumping tyres, adjusting saddles, and tuning up brakes and gears. More serious repairs or broken bikes should be referred to a bike shop.
A session works well alongside a bikers’ breakfast. You could also follow up by running some bike maintenance sessions.
What you’ll need
- Bike mechanic(s)
- A sheltered area where the session can take place – by the bike shed works well!
- Budget for the session
This activity counts towards:
- Travel activity
How it helps
- Gateway to other cycling initiatives
- Promotes positive travel behaviours