British Cycling's M Check

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Knowledge Level: Beginner

British Cycling’s M-Check is a quick, intuitive and easy to remember routine for ensuring that your bike is in good working order and is safe before every ride. The video shows you how to systematically check your bike from front to rear in a way that will quickly become second nature. As well as helping to guarantee your safety, the M-Check will also help you become more familiar with the parts and workings of your bike. 

This video takes you through the full M Check to ensure your bike is safe and ready for your ride. or follow the links below for a video on how to check each area.

Front Wheel


Front Derailleur


Saddle and Seatpost

Rear of the Bike

If you identify a problem during the check that you are unable to repair yourself, your bike should be taken to the local bike shop to be fixed.