Can You Actually Repair A Flat Tyre By Stuffing It With Grass?

Published on August 31st 2015


It's one of the longest standing rumours or never-used bits of advice in cycling: if you have a flat tyre and no spare inner tubes, you should stuff it with grass. But, does it actually work? And, does it take so long that you should just walk home? We decided to investigate. Click here to subscribe to GCN: We've both recommended it and un-recommended it. But, in all honesty, we'd never had to do it. So, when Simon said he had a free morning we sent him to the nearest field to find out: can you actually repair a flat tyre by stuffing it with grass?! Buy GCN cycling kit - USA: Rest of World: Get GCN T-Shirts and hoodies: