Bike Care

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  • Invest in a secure bike lock and always park your bike where it is visible. Click here to watch the Dublin Cycling Campaign's video on bike security
  • Pump up your tyres regularly
  • Check tyre pressure before you cycle
  • Clean your bike chain regularly, and use a lubricant on the chain to improve performance
  • Check your tyres for splits, cracks or tears, especially along the sides. Also check tyre tread for uneven or excessive wear
  • Check your break pads to ensure they are in good working order
  • Check the cable and surrounding rubber for cracks, rust, dirt and looseness
  • If you cycle regularly, have your bike serviced about twice a year

Watch these videos on basic bike maintenance.


"Men's Shed Bonanza" bike maintenance workshop. Southill, Limerick.
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Regular bike maintenance will prolong the life of your bike, and keep you safe when cycling
Image of Bike Repair in Action during the launch of An Mheitheal Rothar


Bike maintenance in action
Image of cyclist working on their bike