Rugby cyclists will be able to get a free bike check and register their bike on a national crime-prevention database on Friday (October 18).
Warwickshire County Council are joining forces with Warwickshire Police, Bike Fixers and Sustrans to run a Cycle Surgery event outside Rugby’s Asda supermarket.
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.”