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Free on site cycle service offer!

FREE Bicycle Service and Repair Offer


I am delighted to announce that as a result of our continued collaboration with Cycle Derby and Sustrans, and as part of our Every Child a Rider programme, we are in a position to offer a Cycle Maintenance event at school on MONDAY 14th MARCH.


The purpose of this offer is to get as many bikes as we can serviceable and safe for children in order to promote active engagement, physical and mental wellbeing.


Who is the offer open to?

Priority will be given to the maintenance and repair of children’s cycles; however adult bikes may be included subject to demand.


As slots with the mechanic will be limited, we ask that you only request a service of your own / your child’s bike if it needs repair/adjustment, and or if you feel it may be unsafe in any way.


Will all bikes be serviced?

Priority will be given on a ‘first come first served’ basis as time and availability will be limited.  Likewise, priority may be given on the day to bikes that appear unsafe.


It will be necessary to complete the slip attached to a letter sent home

and only when confirmed should you bring a bike to school.


We will do all we can to get as many bikes seen, but there will be a limit.


What kind of service or repairs will be included?


As a minimum the mechanic will address:

  • Safety check
  • Replacement of innertubes (punctures)/tyre inflation
  • Adjustment of and replacement of brake cables and blocks
  • Handlebar and seat adjustments
  • Lubrication of working parts
  • Recommendations for further work (if required)


Is there a cost?

Absolutely not!  Replacement and repair of items listed above are free of charge as is labour.


Who will complete the work?

There will a qualified cycle mechanic completing the work provided by Sustrans and Cycle Derby.


Do I need to stay with the bike and wait for it to be serviced?

No.  There will be a collection and service point on the playground (or other designated area if it is poor weather).  Cycles will be left at school for the day and can be collected as children leave.


What’s next?

If you would like a mechanic to repair or check a bike, please complete the slip attached to the letter sent home on Monday 28th February and return it to the class teacher no later than Friday 4th.  The earlier a slips is returned, the more chance there is of receiving a slot.


Remember, there are limited slots and places will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.  Therefore, requesting a slot does not automatically mean one will be available for you – please wait for confirmation.


Yours sincerely


Mr Seargent