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EVERYDAY CYCLING FOR EVERYONE!

Posted by StreetSafe on June 21, 2011

18th – 26th June 2011

http://www.bikeweek.org.uk

Welcome to Team Green Britain Bike Week – a national celebration of cycling!

Team Green Britain Bike Week 2011 is taking place 18th – 26th June nationwide.

Team Green Britain Bike Week is the UK’s biggest mass participation cycling event – last year almost half a million people participated at events across the country. The aim is to get more people cycling, more often, and the event offers something for everyone – from families, schools and companies, to seasoned cyclists and those who have never cycled before.

Team Green Britain Bike Week is an annual opportunity to promote cycling, and show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life by making ‘everyday cycling for everyone’. Demonstrating the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling, the week aims to get people to give cycling a go all over the UK, whether this be for fun, as a means of getting around to the local shops, school, the library or just to visit friends.

In 2011, Team Green Britain Bike Week is hosting ‘Britain’s Biggest Bike Fix’ – an ambitious attempt to fix as many bikes as possible during one week.

Britain’s Biggest Bike Fix

Britain’s Biggest Bike Fix is an ambitious attempt to repair as many bikes as possible during Team Green Britain Bike Week.

Research shows that 77% of people own a bike yet only 14% use them regularly, so this year Team Green Britain Bike Week is encouraging people to dust down and liberate the thousands of once-loved bikes languishing in sheds around the country, by taking part in Britain’s Biggest Bike Fix.

Barrow’s ‘Dr Bike’ Clinic

Barrow Borough Council, in partnership with Topmark is able to offer a ‘Dr Bike’ clinic on:

Saturday 25th June 2011
10am – 12 noon
Park Leisure Centre’s All Weather Facility.

A trained mechanic from Topmark will attend the event to deliver bike safety checks and basic repairs. This can include fixing punctures and adjusting brakes and gears, as well as advising on potential problems and giving tips on looking after bikes. The clinic will encourage people who own a bike, but don’t use it, to bring it along to the event, have it checked and rediscover the joy of travelling on two wheels. So please dust down your bike and support our event, come and join in on:

Saturday 25th June 2011
10am – 12 noon
Park Leisure Centre’s All Weather Facility.

For more information on Barrow’s Dr Bike Clinic or the event please contact Mike Otto on 01229 876496 or mwotto@barrowbc.go.uk

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