In recent club runs we have seen some dodgy gears, a rash of punctures and one calamitous bike failure that left its young rider in the hedge.
Saturday mountain bike rides have seen some broken chains. If your bike doesn't sound as quiet as usual then it's not running efficiently. That definitely means more pedalling effort for you and it may mean further damage is being done. This post isn't about general maintenance but rather some advice from RCUK on 5 key skills to get you home if a problem strikes.