Rugby Cycle Surgery

Written by on October 15, 2013

Rugby cyclists will be able to get a free bike check and
register their bike on a national crime-prevention database
on Friday 18th October.

Warwickshire County Council are joining forces with
Warwickshire Police, Bike Fixers and Sustrans to run a
Cycle Surgery event outside Rugby’s ASDA superstore.

From 11am until 3pm, cyclists will be offered the chance to
get their bike serviced free of charge by mobile bike
repair company, Bike Fixers, and can leave their cycle in
the capable hands of a mechanic to get it fine-tuned.

There will be the opportunity to purchase a ‘D’ lock for
just £12 and front and rear lights for £14, which can be
mounted on a bike free of charge on the day.

They can also opt to get their bike registered on the Bike
Register database by Warwickshire Police at no cost.
Registering on the database helps deter would-be thieves
and makes it easier for police to reunite any stolen bikes
which are recovered with their owners.

Cyclists will also be able to pick up free literature from
sustainable transport charity, Sustrans, plus lots of
freebies, cycle guides and travel advice.

Nicola Small, Senior Transport Planner at Warwickshire
County Council, said: “As part of our ongoing work to
improve sustainable travel options in Warwickshire, it is
great to be able to offer rewards to regular cyclists.

“By organising events such as the Rugby Cycle Surgery, we
hope to see an increase in the number of people choosing to
travel around Rugby by foot, bike or public transport.

“We’re pleased to be working with Warwickshire Police, Bike
Fixers and Sustrans and are grateful to ASDA Rugby for
letting us hold the surgery outside their superstore.”

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