18,000+ cyclists injured
on UK roads in 2016
Loss of control
is one of the most common tragic causes of accidents
10,000 cyclists a year
go to A&E having slipped on ice
PUT YOUR SAFETY first
Make sure your bicycle is ready for winter
Book a FREe bicycle SAFETY CHECK
You need your bicycle to be working well at the best of times but in winter it's even more important. Road conditions are tough for riding & more accidents happen. Put your safety first by making sure your bicycle is in good condition. To help keep you safe, Handlebars is offering FREE WINTER SAFETY CHECKS...
Brake inspection & tune up
Tyre quality & pressure check
Gear tune if necessary
Tightening nuts & bolts
Normally worth £50!
WHERE TO FIND our workshops
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF WORN PARTS?
increase your stopping distance by many metres - sometimes even making it impossible to stop.
A new pair costs less than £10
WORN BRAKE PADS
When the links are stretched a chain can easily slip off or even snap whilst riding, risking the cyclist going over the handlebars.
A new chain is less than £20
The more worn tyres are, the more likely for debris / glass to get inside & puncture the tube. Tyres at too low of a pressure can fall off the rim whereas at too high pressure risk blowing.
Cracks in the frame, forks & wheels are particularly common in secondhand bikes. Cycling on cracked frame risks it giving way & breaking whilst you're moving.