If you need a helping hand to get your bike into shape, members of the public can now get a free safety check and minor repairs made to their bicycles in Inverurie or Alford with Live Life Aberdeenshire's Dr Bike service. This service is being funded through the Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme.
The Dr Bike service, using an experienced, qualified Velotech technician, will check over machines and make simple repairs to ensure they are safe and in good working order.
The service includes fixing punctures, tuning gears and other adjustments like fitting new brake blocks - bring your bicycle along and make sure it's as safe as it can be.
Advice on bike type and sizing are available and a post-check report records the work carried out, making recommendations on any other work required.
This Dr Bike service will be available at Live Life Aberdeenshire’s Leisurelend facility in Inverurie’s Harlaw Way on Tuesday 15th February and at Alford Ski Centre, Alford on Wednesday 16th February from 9.30 am.
There are 6 slots a day available, which have to be pre-booked online.
The coronavirus crisis has hit many people hard, so we know it can be difficult to pay for essential bike repairs right now. If you need a helping hand to get your bike into shape, this scheme provides free repair and maintenance work up to the value of £50.
You will require to register as a Live Life Aberdeenshire member before booking, this is free and will take a couple of minutes. Click on the "Register as Live Life Aberdeenshire Member" Tab below, select the centre nearest to you or choose the Live Life @ home option.You have the option of the free 'Pay as you go' or a contracted option. Once registered a confirmation email will be sent with your Membership number and instruction to setup your pin. Once you have your membership number and pin, then click on the “Book Time Slot” Tab below and you will be taken to the booking page or alternately click on 'Book Now'. Select "Leisurelend" as location, then select your preferred day and time from the following. Tuesday 15th or Wednesday 16th February.
If you’re already a Live Life Aberdeenshire member and have a membership number and pin, then click on the “Book Time Slot” Tab and you will be taken to the booking page. Select "Leisurelend" as Location then either select Tuesday 15th or Wednesday 16th February., then your preferred time slot.
If you are a member but don’t know your membership number or pin, then follow link FORGOTTEN ID OR PIN
You can also book through the Live Life Aberdeenshire APP, go to Outdoors where you will see Dr Bike.
Once you have booked your slot you will receive a confirmation email, with procedures to follow for arriving and placing your bike in a neutral area.
If you have a problem booking or require more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01467 625088.
As part of the scheme you will receive two surveys via email from Cycling UK (one at the time of the repair, a second survey 3 months later). This information is important so that we can understand the impact this scheme has on supporting cycling across Scotland
What is Dr Bike?
A qualified mechanic will carry out safety-checks and service key components.
Our mechanic will deal with common issues that prevent bikes running smoothly or safely. It is not a full mechanical service.
Where will it take place?
Live Life Aberdeenshire's Leisurelend facility in Inverurie. Leisurelend, Unit 19 Harlaw Industrial Estate, Harlaw Way, Inverurie AB51 4DF
Live Life Aberdeenshire's Alford Ski Centre, Greystone Rd,Alford AB33 8TY
How will it work?
What kind of bikes do we service?
What kind of components do we deal with?
For each bike, the mechanic will prioritise what can be done in the limited time available. The most common jobs this might include are:
The following tasks are not within the scope of a Dr Bike session:
Not within scope of Dr Bike