Tag Archives: servicing

Bike repair startup Handlebars rebrands to Fettle

Bike repair startup Handlebars has rebranded to Fettle, having undergone a makeover to reflect the changing needs of its customers. The new brand, with its distinctive new look and strapline, has positioned itself as the champion of customer service and is vowing to “put the word service back into bike …

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Fourth batch of Fix Your Bike vouchers now available

The fourth batch of Fix Your Bike vouchers is now available. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today announced another 150,000 vouchers to give away, helping people get their bike road-ready for spring. The last batch went in under 48 hours, he added in a tweet. Today I’m announcing ANOTHER 150,000 …

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How Handlebars is ‘reinventing repair’

Bike repair workshop Handlebars recently opened its latest branch in Hyde Park. CEO Jeyda Heselton talks to Rebecca Morley about transforming disused spaces and putting the service back into servicing

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Latest batch of Fix Your Bike Vouchers released

The third batch of Fix Your Bike vouchers is now available. The Government has released 150,000 on this occasion. “The scheme is open to anyone in England who has an unused cycle in need of a repair,” said the website. “However, as there are a limited number of vouchers available, …

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World Bicycle Relief celebrates 2,500 field mechanics trained

World Bicycle Relief is celebrating 2,500 field mechanics trained. The non-profit’s specially designed Buffalo Bikes mobilise communities in rural developing regions across the world where distances are a barrier to education, healthcare, and economic opportunities. The mechanics are trained to serve those communities and keep Buffalo Bikes rolling ‘for generations …

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Sport Aberdeen provides free bike maintenance with Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme funding

Sport Aberdeen has provided free maintenance to bikes belonging to a local children’s care home, free of charge, thanks to funding secured through the Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme. A total of five bikes from Barnardo’s Linksfield Residential Service, a childcare service in partnership with Aberdeen City Council, were taken to …

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Helping bike shops in a busy time for the cycling industry

Schwalbe recently launched a volunteer programme to assist retailers experiencing a surge in business – particularly with services and repairs. Rebecca Morley finds out how it has helped stores during a busy period for the cycling industry

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How has COVID-19 affected bike repairs and servicing?

One advantage IBDs will always have over the internet is servicing and repairs. Even if customers do choose to spend an increasing amount of time perusing the web, the value of customer service and expertise that bike shops provide in person can never be overlooked. And while the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Free bike ‘health’ checks to be offered to mark completion of Chichester cycleway

Free, bicycle ‘health’ checks will be offered to mark the completion of the Chichester temporary cycleway next Tuesday, 25th August. The ‘Dr Bike’ gazebo will be set up in the Northgate car park near the new cycleway from 11am to 1pm. Experienced cycle trainers and mechanics will be on hand …

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Cycling UK rolls out scheme to help cyclists get their bikes repaired

Bike shops, cycle mechanics and community centres in more than 150 locations across the country will be part of Cycling UK’s free pop-up bike-fixing services, aiming to fix thousands of damaged or forgotten bikes. The charity has estimated that there are more than 16 million unused bikes in the UK. …

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