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Fixing bikes yourself

There is lots of advice out there on how to mend a bike safely. Halfords have lots of how to guides on various things from replacing the chain to general bike maintenance.

https://www.halfords.com/bikes/how-to-guides/

They also have youtube videos covering the same topics here.

For more advanced bike repair tips, why not  try https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help or https://www.globalcyclingnetwork.com/category/maintenance-mondays

Looking for a professional?

If you think your bike needs an expert to look at it have a look for a bike repair shop near you. Most shops that sell bikes offer this service.

You could also look at charities such as Cyclists fighting cancer who have a repair and second hand bike shop in Cheltenham. 

 

What to do with your bike when you are looking to get rid of it?

If you have outgrown your bike or no longer use it, donate it to a reuse organisation such as Gloucestershire bike project, The access bike project in Stroud or the Cyclists fighting cancer The charity bike shop, Cheltenham . If you are in the market for a new bike, why not try them first as a way of supporting a local charity and also giving a bike a second lease of life.

There are also lots of buying and selling websites you could use such as Facebook marketplace / Freegle / Freecycle / Gumtree / Ebay etc.

 

If your bike is broken beyond repair, recycle it at one of our Household Recycling Centres.

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