Dr. Bike is taking residency at Union St from November in a bid to get the people of Sheffield back in the saddle over the festive period and into the New Year.
Qualified bike mechanics will be based at the community workspace in Sheffield city centre to give free bike MOTs. They will fix any minor repairs on the spot and will also replace brake blocks and cables, oil chains and repair punctures. If they find anything more serious they will diagnose the problem and recommend it be taken to a local bike shop.
The sessions will run every Wednesday between 9:30 and 5:30 from 2nd November to 14th December and start again from 11th January to 29th March, at 18-20 Union Street, Sheffield, S1 2J.
Angela Walker, Cycling Projects Manager for Cycleboost, said “We want to encourage people to keep riding to work all year round and our indoor Dr. Bike clinics at Union St are a great way of ensuring that your bike is kept in a roadworthy condition no matter what the winter weather throws at you."
Although the service is free, Union St are asking users to donate food items and toiletries to their foodbank. Angela added "The service is free but we'd love you to make a donation to our Sheffield Foodbank collection when you come back to collect your bike."
For more information visit www.sheffieldcycleboost.org