Check your bike

To participate in a BST event, your bike should be both road legal and road worthy. As a minimum, we recommend checking your bike thoroughly before every ride and/or event. Have a look at this GCN video for guidance on checking your bike. If any issues arise you should not ride the bike and either fix the issue yourself (if competent) or contact your local professional bicycle mechanic.

Don’t forget to carry basic tools and spares on all rides. We recommend the following items, which can easily be stored in bike specific bags or on your person:

  • inner tubes
  • tyre levers
  • mini pump
  • chain breaker
  • chain links
  • multi-tool

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