RESIDENTS looking for a safe and healthy way of travelling can head along to Dr Bike sessions.
Warwickshire County Council’s Road Safety and Active Travel team is encouraging residents to bring bikes along to a series of Dr Bike events taking place in towns around the county.
These sessions will include the opportunity for residents 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 to talk to WCC’s Active Travel Officers about making the switch to more active travel for work and leisure.
Warwick district sessions will be taking place at Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre in Leamington on May 10 from 9.30am to 12 noon and St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre in Warwick, also on May 10, from 1.30pm until 4.30pm.
WCC transport spokesman Coun Wallace Redford 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.”