Dr Bikes and Maintenance Courses

Dr. Bike Events

Take advantage of our free bike 'M' checks and advice by our cycle specialists. What is a ‘M’ check?

Unfortunately, due to local staffing issue the Met Police is no longer able to provide bike marking this season.

Sustainable September Dr Bikes

Sat 10/9/2022 - 11.00 - 15.00 - New Malden Station - The Cut 
Sat 17/9/2022 - 10.00 - 14.00 - Tolworth Library 
Mon 19/9/2022 - TBC - TBC - Kingston Museum
Sun 25/9/2022 - 11.00 - 15.00 - Kingston Town Centre - Clarence Street, opposite John Lewis 

Kingston University Dr Bikes

Wed 28/09/2022 - 11.00 - 15.00 - Penrhyn Road Campus
Wed 19/10/2022 - 11.00 - 15.00 - Kingston Hill Campus
Wed 30/11/2022 - 11.00 - 15.00 - Knights Park Campus
Wed 15/02/2022 - 11.00 - 15.00 - Penrhyn Road Campus

If you are interested in holding a Dr Bike session for your workplace or school, please email the Cycling Team at sustainable.transport@kingston.gov.uk.

Maintenance Courses

No maintenance courses are planned for 2022 as yet. To be informed when we are running them again please add your name to our waiting list below.

Cycle Training Waiting List

If you are looking for advice on how to do your own maintenance, bikeride.com has some useful guides.

Our one-day cycle maintenance course to build up essential cycle maintenance skills. You will develop the skills needed to make a full diagnostic check of your bike and learn essential adjustments as well as some repairs. Our courses are for a maximum of 6 people so early bookings are recommended.

Course Content

  • Checking key parts of your bike for wear and tear, using the simple 5 minute assessment system employed by professional bike mechanics!
  • Adjusting and balancing your brakes and replacing your brake pads
  • Making some minor adjustments which will give you a more comfortable riding experience
  • Removing your rear wheel, inner-tube, and tyre and repairing a puncture
  • Cleaning and caring for your bike
  • What you need in a basic tool kit 

Courses are open to adults and children (children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult). 


All courses are from 09.00 -  13.00.

There are no dates currently available.


The cost of attending this course is £20 per person. After booking your place, you must make a payment so that your place is confirmed.

To pay by bank transfer, our bank details are as follows:

  • account name: RBK Direct Credit Account
  • sortcode: 30-80-12 
  • account number: 14717168
  • reference: “Bike Maintenance Course” 

Important: when completed, please email sustainable.transport@kingston.gov.uk to confirm the date you put through your £20 bank transfer.

If you can’t make it to one of our courses, but still want to try some home maintenance, have a look at the basic bicycle maintenance manual provided free from the London Cyclist.

Last Modified: 05/10/2022 11:55:30

Sustainable Transport Team

Address: Guildhall 2
2nd Floor
Kingston upon Thames

Telephone: 020 8547 5002