‘Dr. Bike’ was kept busy in Kingston town centre last week fixing residents’ bicycles for free as part of Kingston Council’s ‘Day of Cycling’.
Four of Kingston Council’s cyclist trainers swapped their high-visibility vests for overalls to become the borough’s bike mechanics for the day, checking brakes and tyres, repairing punctures and offering advice to cyclists.
In just four hours, over fifty people benefited from a free bike ‘MOT’ and more than a hundred picked up bike-related goodies, ranging from puncture repair kits to bicycle bells. The numbers set a new record for Kingston Council’s bike fixing events.
Kingston Police were also out in force, offering free cycle security marking which makes it possible to return recovered stolen bikes to their rightful owners.
Eric Chasseray, Cyclist Training Co-ordinator at Kingston Council said: “Kingston has a growing cycling culture and the huge turnout at the last Dr. Bike event is representative of the fact that more and more residents are getting on their bikes. We hope residents will sign up to our cyclist training courses and new bike maintenance sessions too. The maintenance workshops are free and a great way to learn how to keep your bike in safe working order.”
‘Day of Cycling’ was part of Kingston Council’s good going week that ran from 15-24 September. A London-wide campaign, good going encourages people to travel without their car.
Interested in some one-to-one cycle training with Kingston Council or want to book on to a free bike maintenance workshop?
Email email@example.com or telephone Kingston’s Road Safety & Travel Awareness Team on 020 8547 5865.