General Election 2019

The general election will take place on Thursday 12 December 2019. The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019. Are you registered to vote?

The ABC check

A quick one minute check to be done every time you ride.

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Air

Are your tyres correctly inflated? Give them a squeeze for a quick check. It’s worth finding out the minimum/maximum pressure in PSI or BAR (shown on the side wall of each tyre) and inflate accordingly. Even a non-punctured tyre will leak a small amount of air over time!

Brakes

Stand by your bike and pull the front brake. If you push the bike forward the back wheel should lift off the ground. Now pull the back brake and pull the bike backwards, and the front wheel should lift off the ground. If not, your brakes need tightening!

Chain

Look for signs of rust or stiff links. The chain should make a regular clicking sound when you rotate the pedals backwards. Clean your chain (with degreaser) and re-oil it every now and then.

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