Booking our London Cycling Mechanics to check bikes or give a maintenance talk is a great way to keep staff, students or any group of people cycling in London.
Book a mechanic to come to you
Many people call this service Dr Bike but we offer more than just a simple bike health check. Alongside a full safety check we will do minor repairs, adjust your bike to suit you and advise you on how to look after your own bike.
To book a experienced mechanic to come to your organisation or find out more about them, call 020 7234 9310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the benefits?
Bike health checks and minor repairs are a great way of attracting people to any event. Getting bikes in good condition is a great way to get people cycling for leisure or commuting. It's amazing how many bikes sit in people’s shed that just need a quick tune-up to get them roadworthy again
As well as fixing up bikes our mechanics will explain how to keep bikes maintained and working. It's amazing how many bikes on the road aren't properly maintained, which is why these services are so popular.
Our professional mechanic arrives at your workplace or event fully equipped, and effortlessly fixes as many bikes as they can in the time provided, making sure everyone goes home happier and safer.
Why trust us?
We've been running maintenance courses across London for decades, and know just how confusing mechanics can be to the uninitiated.
We use all our experience to make sure our courses are clear, educational and fun.
What do we provide?
Everything! You just give us a time and a location, and mechanic will be there. Our mechanics are fully insured.
Bikes can either be dropped off and left for the mechanic to work on or the mechanic can spend around 10 minutes with each client, adjusting their bike's brakes and gears to make sure their bike runs super smoothly.
In the course of the 'examination', they give every bike an effective safety check and can also offer impartial advice if they spot more serious problems.
Typically a mechanic will, if necessary:
- adjust and clean brakes and gears
- replace brake cables and blocks
- replace gear cables
- clean and lubricate
- check and inflate tyres
- check headset and bottom bracket for play
- replace missing bar and cable ends
- advise on any further work that is needed
All spares listed above are included in the price. If further work is needed the mechanic will advise on the problem and what to ask for in a bike shop.
All clients also get tips on road safety and sensibly ways to look after their bike to take away with them.
Want to learn?
Our professional London Cycling Mechanics can teach groups in your organisation about how a bike works and how to keep it in good shape. This activity is often run alongside a bike check session, (although they can be booked independently) and can be tailored to your organisation. At workplaces these sessions are often reffered to as a 'lunchtime maintenance class'.
How much does it cost?
Hiring a professional LCC bike mechanic costs £75 per hour (plus VAT) with a minimum booking of three hours (for approximately 12-14 bike checks). If you want more than one mechanic, we offer a discounted rate for the second (or more) mechanic: £55 per hour (plus VAT).
LCC offers discounted rates for community groups and schools, please get in touch to discuss how we can help your community event.
We can also link you up with our local LCC groups and community projects in your area who may be able to support your event.
What our clients say...
"The charming mechanic spent time adjusting my brakes as well as correcting a minor buckle in my wheel."
Parliamentary & Health Ombudsman
"Not only was the Dr Bike a massive help, but they did it with a lovely smile and great attitude."
Jane F, Freemans