You don’t need fancy lycra to ride your bike, most people wear their everyday clothing for their commute. Just watch for loose clothing that can get caught (like trousers at the ankle; using a clip can secure this). Our Cycling Team recommend these extra items to keep you safe:
If you’d like to find out more, British Cycling has some great tips on how to kit up for your ride.
You can buy a gold standard D lock for just £10 from our travel centres at Birmingham New Street Station, Wolverhampton Bus Station. To get the discounted lock just show a valid public transport ticket.
Regularly check your bike for minor repairs and maintenance to avoid costly repairs in the future. Visit our Bike Maintenance Guide for step-by-step instructions to carry our basic bike care.
Free basic bike maintenance and advice at your local rail station. Just turn up with your bike on your selected date. We have a brand new range of sessions which will take place 4.30 – 6.30pm on any selected date - visit the West Midlands Facebook page.
- Free gold standard D-Lock to the first 5 participants at each event
- Free Bike Register security marking
- Free bike safety check
Social distancing measures will be in place and must be respected.
The sessions are paid for by West Midlands Railway and delivered by Cycling UK.
One of the biggest preventions of people cycling is safety concerns. Whether you’re new to cycling or have been doing it for years, it’s always good to learn and remind yourself of safety measures when cycling on the road.
See how you can make your commute to work safely on the pedal. Paul Robison, from our partners at Bikeability Trust, breaks down how to get out on the road with confidence.
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