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How to clean your bike (and why you definitely need to)!

After a winter spent riding on wet and dirty roads with mud, grit and other debris being thrown up onto your bike it’s almost certainly in need of a good clean.

Any dirt or grit that’s on the moving components of your bike can start to wear and damage them. You’ll also notice how much quicker and smoother your bike feels to ride after giving it a good clean and oiling the chain.

Let’s face it, it’s unlikely that you’ve been cleaning your bike every week as is often recommended in winter. You’ve probably decided it’s time to give your bike a clean after noticing the thick layer of mud it’s acquired. It can be a revelation when you remember that parts of your bike were originally silver rather than black or brown.

Sustrans have provided a handy guide – just click on the link below!

www.sustrans.org.uk

 

 

Written by Gather

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