RESIDENTS in Warwick district looking for a safe and healthy way to travel can find out more at free Dr Bike sessions.
Warwickshire County Council’s (WCC) Road Safety and Active Travel team is encouraging budding cyclists to bring their bikes along to Dr Bike events in Leamington and Warwick at the end of the month.
These sessions will include the opportunity for cyclists to have their bikes looked at by an experienced Dr Bike mechanic – who will make on-the-spot minor adjustments and advise on any maintenance issues – get their bikes security marked and uploaded on to the national Bike Registry database and talk to WCC’s Active Travel Officers about making the switch to more active travel for work and leisure.
These free sessions are taking place at Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre in Leamington and St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre in Warwick on October 27 from 9.30am to 12 noon.
Coun Wallace Redford, WCC’s spokesperson for transport and planning, said: “The benefits of active travel, particularly travelling by bike, are huge, both for the individual and for our wider environment.
“We are committed to supporting residents to realise that they can start their active travel adventures by switching just one car journey every week to an active alternative such as cycling and we hope that these free Dr Bike sessions will encourage residents to get their bikes out of storage, bring them along to get checked over and start to enjoy the many benefits of cycling for themselves.”