Getting a new bike? Here are the tools and accessories you'll need

Because the worst thing in the world is unbuilt bike and an unexpected lack of Allen keys

Is there a bike-shaped present sitting under the tree with your name on it? Well, lucky you! Unfortunately it’s unlikely to simply be a case of clipping in and opening the garage door – especially if the bike was purchased online. So here’s a checklist of the tools and accessories you’ll need to get your new pride and joy up and running this Christmas.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.