Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Back to School Bike Checklist

With a new school term starting next week and with lots of kids heading back to class, we hope that many of them have ditched the bus and have opted for two wheels...

Cycling is a great way to get active and is a really fun way to get to and from school, so if you're planning to get in the saddle to get to class here's some top tips to get you started:

1. Dig out your bike (or get a new one): Firstly, dig out your bike and make sure it is in full working order. The last thing you want is to find out you don't have a saddle or a wheel!

2. Quick Health Check: It is really important to ensure that you give your bicycle a quick health check including checking the tyres for punctures, checking the brakes and oiling up the chain. But if you're not sure where to start, just stop by our unit and speak to our Hub team.

3. Invest in the right gear: If you are going to be heading to school on your bike then it's really important to invest in the right equipment. You're going to need a reflective & waterproof jacket, a light and a helmet. Make sure that they are reflective so when the rainy nights do start drawing in, you can be seen and stay dry!

4. Don't forget the lock: Invest in a good bicycle lock, especially if your school doesn't have any bicycle storage you can rest assured that your bike will be safe while you learn.

5. Plan ahead: It's really important plan ahead and to ensure that you know what routes you intend to take. Make sure you leave with plenty of time and have fun!

Cycling is a great way to get around as well squeeze in a bit of exercise into your daily routine and all that fresh air will help you concentrate too! Are you planning to head to school on your bike? Let us know on social media!