With the number of journeys made by bike in London having doubled to over 600,000 every day — it’s never been more important to spread the message of proper cycling maintenance.
To do our bit, Cycle SOS teamed up with Cycling Weekly on a cold February morning at the popular London cycling café, Look Mum No Hands, to set up our inaugural Pit Stop: a one-stop shop for commuters to have their bikes checked to make sure they are properly-maintained and able to tackle the challenges of London roads.
Cycling Weekly journalists and all-round bike gurus, Oliver Bridgewood and James Lacey were on hand to provide specialist advice to passing commuters. Amongst the issues presented were seized rear brakes and low-tyre pressures — problems which commonly affect commuter cyclists. They also provided light relief with some typically British humour to the 15,000+ viewers who tuned in to see them hard at work!
Cycle SOS passionately believes in improving and increasing cycling safety for all. We teamed up with Cycling Weekly and offered bike maintenance and advice to commuters completely free of charge.
If you would like to see the Pit Stop reach a town near you, please comment below!