Esso has installed free-to-use bike maintenance stands at 50 selected Esso-branded service stations across the UK.
The move is part of Esso’s wider Thoughtful Driving campaign, which aims to help people reduce car usage and emissions.
Over half of all car journeys made in the UK are less than five miles, with a quarter of journeys being less than two miles, according to the Government’s National Travel Survey.
The bike stands are being provided to encourage drivers across the UK to use their bikes more for short journeys in the hope we can have an impact on total fuel consumption, emissions, health and spending – at a time where households are feeling the squeeze.
To inspire and help drivers make the switch to cycling, Esso has installed bike maintenance stands at 50 selected Esso-branded service stations in the UK, all are free to use and available 24 hours a day.
Find your nearest bike maintenance stand in Preston, Southport, Chorlton, East Ardsley, Crewe, Ashton-In-Makerfield, Burncross, Willerby and Harehills and see how-to guides from Matt Jones, on Esso’s Bike Maintenance Stand page.
The stands enable cyclists to elevate their bikes securely in the air to allow for easy access and maintenance. Whether checking tyre pressures, adjusting brake alignment or simply enabling a quick once-over, the stands are equipped with all the tools for the job.
To further help cyclists, Esso has teamed up with professional mountain bike rider and Red Bull athlete, Matt Jones, to explain and demonstrate how to perform simple maintenance tasks on a bike in a series of how-to films.
Matt Jones said: “As a professional cyclist, anything related to two wheels excites me and it is very cool to see Esso installing Bike Maintenance Stands across the country.
“These are workshop-quality stands and I look forward to seeing more people out enjoying the thrill of two wheels!”
Every stand is free to use – whether you use the stand to help revive a bike you haven’t used in a while, or decide to maintain your pride and joy mid-trip, the stands are designed to help you use your bike or e-bike more often.
They comprise an elevated stand for your bike, a tyre pump compatible with all bicycles and e-bikes, spanners, screwdrivers, allen keys and more. Whether your bike is in need of repair, Esso’s bike stands are there to help.
See how-to guides from Matt Jones on Esso’s Bike Maintenance Stand page.
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