“Bikeworks have been running Dr Bikes for over 10 years and in 2021 we ran over 500 sessions!”
What is Dr Bikes?
Experienced mechanics will conduct a full check of your cycle and carry out minor repairs on site. For any repairs that require a bit more work, the mechanics will give detailed advice on exactly what needs fixing and roughly how much it should cost at a local bike shop.
Depending on the service you wish to provide, your company has the option to fund additional service items, such as paying to provide basic parts (brake pads and cables) to be replaced on the bikes and/or bike security marking.
How long do they last?
Dr Bike sessions are bespoke and can be tailored to the needs and requirements of the company / event. We can provide any number of mechanics for sessions of differing lengths, according to how busy they are expected to be.
How much space do they need?
The mechanics generally need a 3m x 3m space which they can set up in. The area used can be inside or outside, although we do ask for some shelter in case the Great British weather stays true to form!
The space should be semi-contained to keep the cycles safe and allow the mechanic to control the space i.e in the corner of a courtyard, or under a marquee.
What about for larger events?
Bikeworks have worked with many large cycling events supplying mechanics providing support to cyclists on the move. From a week long trip to Glasgow to over night events in London, we’ve done it all!
Who do we work with?
The great thing about Dr Bikes is that they can happen pretty much anywhere as our mechanics are mobile and bring their tools with them. We currently run Dr Bikes across London and in Cambridge, we’ve also provided mechanics support for long distance cycle rides from Glasgow to London. If you are interested in bringing Dr Bikes to your area, get in touch with the link above.
Want to make a day of it? A Dr Bike goes great with
Smoothie Bike: Staff can pedal themselves a healthy smoothie before they’ve got to their desk. Great fun and great exercise!
Ride Side-By-Side service: This cycle taxi is great at community events; it picks people up and drops them off at the event, with the option of discovering local areas. It’s social, it’s green, and it’s a memorable way of travelling. A great activity for people of all ages and abilities.
Cycle safety & maintenance webinar: A great way for people to learn about how to maintain their cycle and how to cycle safely around London, from the comfort of their desks! The interactive sessions last 1 hour with time for questions at the end.