Unable to go for a ride, unable to get bike serviced – I usually use local company, Bike Treads in Swindon, for my servicing. They do a great job at half the main dealer cost, but they are only servicing and maintaining key worker bikes at the moment – labour free too!

So, to beat the blues, and give me something to look forward to next weekend, I’ve ordered the servicing parts myself – oil & air filters, spark plugs, chain breaker / riveter tool etc, and also snuck in a headset riser! Nothing too complicated to be honest – I just got lazy!

I’ve serviced my own bikes in the past, but being as I bought new, I thought I ought to have it done professionally! But, now its got 42k miles on the clock, and to get me out of planting potatoes, time is right to go back and do it myself!

Stay safe!