THE school summer holidays are ahead of us, and what better time to check out whether you bicycle is fit for use in the better weather. It may servicing, so we've picked five places you can go, should your machine need some work.

Oldham Recommends – cycle repair specialists

CT Bikes Ltd, Unit 15, Osborne Mill, Waddington St, Oldham

CT Bikes (formerly Polaris Bikes) Ltd was formed in 2000 by a family collaboration of former bike engineers and assemblers. The company says it has worked hard to develop its business and reputation, with a successful expansion to our new premises at Osborne Mill, Oldham in 2011.

It's website says: "With a long history in the bike industry, we have a wealth of knowledge and expertise and can advise on all aspects of your requirements."

Cycle Surgeon

128 Ramwells Brow, Bolton

IT may well be worth a trip out of town to visit Rodger Sellers, a passionate lifelong cyclist. He will repair your bike at your convenience. He offers a collection and drop-off service, based around times to suit his customers.

His website says: "Rodger takes great pride in his work, and treats every bike as if it’s his own, he also cares passionately about customer service and is always willing to go the extra mile for the customer. Cycle Surgeon claims to be a 24/7 business, not just a 9-5 business, you can contact us anytime."

Bikeanics Cycle Workshop

Unit 9, Boarshurst Business Park

Boarshurst Lane


Bikeanics says it offers a "friendly personal service for you and your bike". There is also a collection and delivery service for for anyone who doesn't have time to get there.

It also now provides Rockshox Reverb servicing, instore or by post – please email for details or use the service request menu option.

Halfords, King Street, Oldham

Halfords is the well-known one-stop shop for exclusive brands in bikes, high quality car parts, and accessories, as well as the latest sat navs, and travelling equipment, which also specialises in cyclel repair.

Bicycle Garage, 24 Denmark Road, Manchester

Bicycle Garage's workshop has the full range of bicycle service tools to complete even the most challenging of mechanical tasks.

It says its professional mechanics pride themselves in keeping all your components in perfect running condition so that every ride is an enjoyable experience.

"Our top priority is to service your bicycle and ensure that you keep coming back as a repeat customer, year on year. To this end we guarantee our fits, products, and service to be the absolute best."