Get your tyres sorted

It may sound obvious but if you’ve just pulled your bike out of the shed, make sure there’s still air in the tyres before you ride!

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Even if the bike was serviced before being put away, they can lose air gradually over time.

It’s a good idea to pump them up to pressure anyway (the manufacturers recommendation is printed on the side) and check for any splits or cracks. If you don’t, you may get a nasty surprise when you hit the first bump as the inner tube decides to burst through the tyre casing!