rideride's unique Bike Dr scheme runs across the city at work places and public and private events - have our mechanics come to you - simple repairs and safety checks carried out on location. The Dr will see you now!
Since 2010 rideride's Bike Drs have been busy across Southampton and Hampshire carrying out free repairs and safety checks in conjunction with local businesses and Southampton City Council's MyJourney Southampton. Our on location set up is fully equipped to diagnose and treat most minor injuries and ailments at free surgeries across the city and in several workplaces and businesses - see you there!
Find us at these regular Bike Dr fixtures. Click on the location for dates and times. Let us notify you of our one off events. Hit the facebook like. Do we hold a Bike Dr surgery near you?
How does Bike Dr work?
At a Bike Dr event our mechanics set up a mobile workshop undercover and get to work on repairing and safety checking all manner of bikes come rain or shine. Our Bike Drs always carry an array of consumable parts; brake pads, gear cables and inner tubes plus we have a selection of cycle safety equipment available to purchase; helmets, locks and lights.
The arrangement for receiving bikes, extent of repair and payment of small parts is decided with your event organiser based upon your event type. For example, as a public mass event organiser it may be the objective to get through the queue of cyclists by prioritising safety issues on a bike. In this instance we are able to repair at a rate of 5-10 bikes per hour per mechanic. Where the bike owner will be expected to cover the cost of parts where necessary.
In contrast, at a monthly workplace booking a mechanic may receive bikes into their care as staff arrive at work. Our mechanics will see to every issue of the bike at a repair rate of 1-2 bikes per hour per mechanic, the workplace may consider covering parts to a fixed value.
Why book a Bike Dr?
Offering free bike repairs is certainly a crowd pleaser at any workplace or active event. Get involved!
it is a known fact that employees commuting by bike are more likely to arrive on time, happier, more alert in the mornings and have fewer sick days. Just google the stats. A regular Bike Dr is a great way to improve the safety of your cycling commuters, promote cycling at your business and an effective addition to your employee's benefit package.
rideride's Bike Dr is always an over subscribed attraction. Whether it’s for pre race preparations, encouraging a transport mode shift in a community or to attract active people to your exhibition; Bike Dr always draws the right crowd.
Our super friendly team are always well received and ready to go. For £30ph a professional mechanic will work their magic at your event.
What are you waiting for? Pick up the phone 02380 702232