Cycling UK


Updated 12 October 2021

I will be delivering five more Dr Bike sessions during November and December, these will be…

a) The Newcastle food bank FareShare Warehouse in Westerhope, Tuesday 2 and 16 November, between 10 and 4 pm.

b) The Salvation Army Church, Felling in Gateshead, Tuesday 30 November and Tuesday 7 December, between 10 and 4 pm.

c) Tyne United Rowing Club, Newburn, Tuesday 21 December, between 10 and 4 pm.

Please contact me if you would like to book a bike health check at any go the above venues, mobile 07703763427.

Updated 8 January

Since the Christmas break I’ve made a few forced changes to two of my Dr Bike sessions, these being

a) The Art Centre in Washington has not reopened since closing at the beginning of the second lockdown in November. I have therefore moved the Thursday Dr Bike venue to Newburn, Tyne United Rowing Club. There is a new poster detailing the dates and location, to see a copy click here… Newburn 2021 Poster3

b) Highfield, rather than setting up the workshop on the green at Pipebridge, we will be operating a bike collection and return service. Contact details can be found on the poster for this Dr Bike session, click here… Highfield Poster 4


Updated 7 December

I’ll be starting my second phase of Dr Bike session tomorrow, Tuesday 8 December, at Swalwell Juniors FC. Further details for each of the three venues can be found on the attached posters, see below

a) Swalwell FC, Dr Bike Swalwell 2

b) South Tyneside, Dr Bike Temple 2

c) Washington, Dr Bike Wash 2

You can turn up on the day, but to avoid disappointment or a long wait, please phone or message me to make a booking, mobile 07703763427. 

Updated 2 December

Two pieces of news,

  1. I’ll be starting my next 10 week program of Dr Bike days on Tuesday 8 December and are planned to run through to mid February 2021. There are changes to the days I’ll be attending the three venues each week, these are

a) Tuesday, 10am to 2pm, Swalwell Juniors FC.

b) Wednesday, 10am to 2 pm, Temple Park.

c)Thursday, 10am to 2 pm, Washington Arts.

  1. I am working with the Rowlands Gill Methodist Church initiative ‘Bridges’ to deliver nine Dr Bike sessions on Saturdays, these will be delivered on the green at Pipebridge. Further details can be found by clicking on the link  Highfield Poster 3.


Updated 12 November

For the period of this latest lock-down I will be suspending my four weekday Dr Bike sessions. However, I am currently working with a number of local organisations with the view to offering a limited service during the next three weeks, commencing Tuesday 17 November. These temporary sessions will be based on booking a time slot, I’ll provide more information as and when things firm up.

Updated 27 October 2020

I have gained further funding, via Cycling UK, to continue delivering my Dr Bike sessions until the end of January. I will be modifying the days and venues for this second program, and these changes will be published very shortly. In the meantime, if you still have not taken advantage of this scheme please scroll down the page to see further details of where and when you can see me.


Hi all, starting Tuesday 1 September I’ll be working with Cycling UK for 10 weeks, helping to deliver their ‘Big Bike Revival’ initiative by providing 30 minute bike health checks at four venues in our area. These are mobile work shops with locations in Ebchester, Swalwell, South Tyneside and Washington.

Basically, I’m fixing broken bikes by providing ‘M-checks‘ and Minor Repairs that may include any of the following:

Brakes, calliper and cable adjustment, cable and pad replacement.

Gears, Indexing, adjustment and cable replacement.

Chain, check for wear, lubricate if required.

Tyres, puncture repair/ tube replacement. inflate to recommended pressure (PSI).

Other, check all nuts and bolts are correctly tightened.

Other. headset and bottom bracket check

Other, check bar plugs and cable end caps, replace if missing.

If your bike requires more extensive work I will be able to direct you to local businesses that are participating in the governments ‘£50 Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme’.

Further details of the scheme can be found on the Cycling-UK publicity poster, please click the link below.

SummerDrBike Male Mechanic Poster

If you are interested in taking advantage of this free service, come along and see me at any of the following events (click on the links below), or contact me directly for further information, mobile 07703763427 or e-mail

Tuesday – Ebchester Community Centre, between 10am and 4pm.

Summer Dr Bike Ebchester Poster

Wednesday – Swalwell Juniors FC, between 10am and 4 pm.

Summer Dr Bike Swalwell Poster

Thursday – South Shields, Temple Park Leisure Centre, between 10am and 4pm.

Summer Dr Bike Temple Park Poster

Friday – The Arts Centre Washington, between 10am and 4pm.

Summer Dr Bike Washington Poster