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Are you a Sinner or a Saint when it come to keeping your bike maintained?

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Riding a bicycle is just like using any other machine, the more you use it, the worse the conditions you use it in the more maintenance it will need. It's a simple fact of life that machines don't last for ever.

The average sort of rider, someone who uses their bike 3-4 times a week for up to 10 miles a journey in any weather should expect to need 2 services a year to keep their bike in tip top condition, from brake pads wearing out to the grease in your wheel hubs getting washed out by the rain all these little bits contribute to the wear and tear on your bike and if not kept on top of will result in new expensive parts being fitted every year or worse a catastrophic failure resulting in some pain and a potentially unusable bike.

If you are an average rider then you need to budget on paying £1 per day on maintenance, £365 per year. this should cover a new set of tyres, two services and a multitude of other bits and bobs you'll need fitting to your bike as they wear out, from brake pads to bottom brackets they will all need replacing eventually.

Now I'm sure you've been told a million times by your local bike mechanic to keep your bike clean but if you keep on top of things like washing your bike every now and then and getting parts changed before they become a problem you can save a heck of a lot of money over the year.

Saving money and keeping you riding is what we are all about. We don't care what bike you ride, so long as it's a bicycle and you have to pedal we want you to stay riding on the road or trail or flying down a cliff (each to their own). So we created Russell's Bicycle Club.

What is this Club of ours, well quite simply its a maintenance club, you pay monthly and you get various servicing with no labour charges, just like British Gas Boiler Care, we'll service your bicycle twice a year and you'll get various other jobs done throughout the year free of labour charges like replacing brake pads or fixing a puncture or replacing your tyres. You'll obviously have to pay for the parts but the savings can soon add up.

For only £9.75 per month or £117.00 per year you get two services worth £130.00 (Saving already), we'll tell you when they are due and all you have to do is drop off your bicycle.

During the year you might need:
Tyres replacing - save £12.00
Brake pads replacing - save £8.00
Gears adjusting - save £9.00
and so forth......

.....the savings can really add up over the year. Oh and you can get your bike fixed at any of our shops.

So if you think this is a good deal why not sign up and take advantage.

Click here for more details and how to sign up or pop into one of our shops and we can get it set up for you.