Maintaining Your Bike in Winter

Although cruising around in the summer sounds like a dream (and a distant memory), cycling in the winter can be just as enjoyable and rewarding.

However, it’s important that you are prepared for the changing weather conditions; you take those extra precautions and give your bike a much-needed protection.

Here’s how to maintain your bike in the winter:

– Clean
Before heading out in the cold and frosty weather, ensure that you give your bike a good clean! Although it might not be the most exciting jobs, it will make it easier to see any mechanical defects, allowing you time to fix them before they cause you more problems later down the line

– Service
If you haven’t used your bike in a while or you just want to check it over before taking it out in the winter, then we’d recommend bringing it into Aladdin’s for a service! You want to ensure that everything is inspected and running smoothly.
Our services include repairs, parts and services for all types of bikes & bicycles, with simple jobs done whilst you wait and for a fair price or a full service for just £30 plus parts.

– Lights
There’s nothing more important than your safety and as the days are shorter and the weather is gloomier, a good pair of lights are an essential addition Not only do you need them to make you more visible to traffic, pedestrians and other riders, but it will also help you see the road or trail ahead.

– Mudguards
Protect yourself and others with a mudguard when you’re enjoying your bike ride. Your choice of mudguard will depend on the type of bike you ride; however, it’s essential for a pleasant bike ride.

– Tyres
Unfortunately, the worse the weather, the more likely you are to get a puncture. If you enjoy regular bike rides in the winter, then it’s really worth investing in a good pair of tyres with extra layers of puncture protection and ones that are harder wearing.

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