A Dr Bike event invites pupils to bring their bikes into school for a free safety check. Bikes are checked by I Bike Officer with help from volunteers. Simple faults are fixed whilst more complex faults are identified for parents to have fixed at a bike shop.
Anyone interested in bike maintenance or Velotech trained can assist.
If you are unqualified you can help with:
- Safety checking bikes
- Triaging the bikes for the qualified staff member to fix
- Inflating tyres
If you have Bronze Velotech qualification (or equivalent) you can also:
- Make minor alterations to bikes, e.g. tightening handlebars, tightening brakes
- Complete Dr Bike records (a paper record for children to take home)
If you have Silver or Gold Velotech qualification (or equivalent) you can also
- Make moderate alterations e.g. changing brake cables”
To request training please contact IBike@sustrans.org.uk