‘Dr Bike’ is a group of cycle enthusiasts who want to help local people to use their bikes more. If you are not peddling because of dodgy brakes, stiff gears, rattles, creaks or soft tyres, then bring your
poorly cycle to a Dr Bike surgery! You will find us at the Nutty Wizard (on the junction of Cliffe High Street and South Street) every Saturday between 09:30 and 12:30.
We do not offer a fully equipped bike repair shop – Lewes is fortunate to have two of these already – but we do have the skills, tools & enthusiasm to carry out basic repairs & maintenance.
We are insured and some of us even have cycle maintenance qualifications! But we are all passionate peddlers who will try our hardest to get your cycle fixed, so you get back in the saddle!
Our venue, The Nutty Wizard is generously provided to us on a ‘pay if you can’ basis. Therefore, we only charge trade prices for the parts we supply (from a limited stock) and leave customers free to make a
donation for our labour. This money pays for our insurance, new tools and parts – with the remainder going to The Nutty Wizard.
All the ‘doctors’ are volunteers and so our numbers vary, but we usually have 2 or 3 on duty. We don’t use appointments so it’s a first come, first served system. If we are all busy when you arrive, we will either ask you to leave the bike for repair later that morning or, if we won’t have time to fix it that day, then we will ask you to bring it to the next surgery.
Our chef mechanic is Mike of onyerbikemike.co.uk.