You’ve decided to give cycling a try and pull your bike out of the shed but the tyres are flat and your chain looks rusty. Here are a few steps that you can try at home to get your bike up and running, or to keep it running.
Note: At Love to Ride we believe that you should support your local bike shop and get your bike serviced once a year by a qualified mechanic, possibly twice if you commute in all weather. But it's great to be able to do some basic bike maintenance yourself!
*Note: adjusting your derailleur is an advanced adjustment, so it can be a good idea to reserve those repairs for a trained mechanic. Not that you can't do it on your own, it just may save you some hassle if you're not confident in your adjustment expertise!