‘M’ Check

The ‘M’ Check is the simple mechanical check that everyoneshould do on their bike before they ride. It’s a simple method that will become second nature to young people and allow them to spot any problems before they get going.

How can pupils help?

Pupils can be shown how to carry out these checks so that they can complete them on their own. Members of Bike Crews and Active Travel Forums can become experts who check other pupils bikes.


The download opposite has an ‘M’ Check sheet that can be printed and taken with you. Sustrans’ guide below, also talks through an ‘M; Check.

Oiling rear bike cogs