Dr Bike sessions

Cycling UK have funded some local mechanics to deliver free Dr Bike sessions in Islington as part of their Big Bike Revival.

These are the upcoming Dr Bike sessions, which require booking in advance:

  • Wednesday 17 February from 1pm-6pm – outside Islington Town Hall, Upper Street
  • Wednesday 3 March from 1pm-6pm – outside Islington Town Hall, Upper Street
  • Wednesday 17 March from 1pm-6pm – outside Islington Town Hall, Upper Street

Note these Dr Bike sessions now require booking in advance to fulfil Covid protocolsbook here.

We also organise pop-up Dr Bikes to support other events and organisations, so check our schedule at the bottom of this page to see if there’s one happening near you.

At Dr Bike sessions, mechanics can check everything on your bike from wheels, brakes, gears and tyre pressure to lights, racks, pedals, saddles and more. By the end, your bike will feel loved and cared for. Any minor adjustments that can be made to your bike, will be done there and then. If there is something that can’t fix on site, you’ll be told exactly what needs doing and a rough guide to what it should cost to repair at a bike shop.

All the mechanics are friendly and approachable and have a wealth of cycling knowledge, so feel free to pick their brains about our cycle skills training or other cycling activities.

For more information about Dr Bike sessions or to book a session for your organisation, contact us.

If you are an individual looking to improve your own maintenance skills, check our cycle maintenance classes page for details of our next free class.

If you want to attend one of our public Dr Bike events, there’s no need to book – just turn up on the day. If your organisation would like to arrange a Dr Bike, please contact us. Dr Bikes are used by a variety of organisations and employers to promote regular cycling and the service is great for community events and cycling awareness days.