Ealing Council is running free Dr Bike health checks over the coming months to keep local cyclists on the move.
Cyclists can find out what may be wrong with their bikes and how to fix them. Advice will be offered on a range of issues such as adjusting brake and gears, finding the correct riding position on the bike, the best way to pump up tyres, through to diagnosing serious mechanical problems. Cyclists who discover more complex mechanical problems will be directed to local bike shops.
Cyclists can also sign up to on-road cycle training to build up their confidence (£5 to book the course, concessions available), get general advice on cycling in Ealing from cycle trainers with local knowledge and benefit from maintenance skills training at one of the one-day maintenance classes run by the council’s bicycle support team.
Dr Bike sessions are held from 2 to 5pm at:
Hanwell – Hanwell Clock Tower (Station Rd/Cherington Rd) on the first Saturday of every month.
Acton – Acton Market (outside Morrisons on pedestrianised area), The Mount/King St Acton W3 9NW on the second Saturday of every month.
West Ealing – Melbourne Avenue (next to West Ealing Library) on the third Saturday of every month.
Southall – Southall Park (next to tennis courts nr Boyd Avenue entrance) on the fourth Saturday of every month.
Greenford Town Centre (Corner of Oldfield Lane and Ruislip Rd) on the last Saturday of the month.
Haven Green, Ealing, 4-7 pm at Haven Green on the last Thursday of the month.
Keep checking on www.ealing.gov.uk/cycling for more information, including extra Dr. Bikes during National Bike Week 16-23 June.