Repairing and maintaining your bike

Bike Doctor

Does your bike need some TLC?

Come along to one of our Bike Doctor events to help you keep your bike in tip top condition. The Bike Doctor offers free safety checks and can fix any minor issues.

Bike Doctor events take place monthly:

  • In Bitterne Precinct on the first Wednesday of the month
  • In Guildhall Square on the first Thursday of the month

Want to learn the skills to repair your bike yourself?

In Southampton there are several community-based bike repair projects, where you can try your hand at fixing your own bike, with help from volunteers.

Southampton Bike Kitchen SHOW

Monty's Bike Hub SHOW

Southampton Repair Cafe SHOW

Bicycle maintenance made easy

Like any machine, a bicycle will work better and last longer if you care for it properly. Get into the habit of checking your bike regularly – simple checks and maintenance can help you enjoy hassle-free riding and avoid repairs.

The ‘M Check’ is a simple way to make sure your bike is safe to ride.

You’ll need a bike pump and a set of Allen keys.

Watch the following video provided by Sustrans for a detailed guide to doing a quick M Check.