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Free Dr Bikes in Bristol

Life Cycle mechanic working on a woman's bike while she looks on

We are offering a series of free bike checks across Bristol, thanks to funding from Cycling UK. The great thing is, these Dr Bikes are open to anyone – simply turn up and our mechanics will work their magic. Click the menu options below to find out more...

What is a Dr Bike?

Where and when are they taking place?

COVID-19 safety


What is a Dr Bike?

We are bringing our bike workshop to different areas of Bristol! Our expert mechanics will carry out bicycle safety-checks and service key components, including: 

  • Adjusting or replacing brake blocks
  • Tuning gears
  • Fixing punctures

Please note: Due to time and funding constraints we cannot offer a full bike service. The mechanic will spend 20-30 minutes on your bike and do everything they can to get it running safely and smoothly. They will issue you with a 'prescription' with details of the work carried out and any advisory notes. Should your bike need further work they will recommend you book a service at Life Cycle's bike workshop.

Where and when are they taking place?

Our free Dr Bikes are open to anyone who wants a bike check. We will be at the following locations: 

Yatton (with the Strawberry Line Project)

Easton (with Eastside Community Trust)

Avonmouth (with Avonmouth Community Centre)

Lawrence Weston (with Ambition Lawrence Weston)

Simply show up with your bike.

COVID-19 safety

We ask that you keep at least two meters’ distance from our staff, mechanics and other people at all times. All our work is risk assessed and we are confident that our Dr Bike sessions are fine for people who are healthy and not in a high-risk group. Our mechanics will be observing strict safe systems of working guidelines.  Please do not attend our Dr Bike sessions if you feel at all unwell. Click here for information on the symptoms of COVID-19.