Free ‘Dr Bike’ servicing will be retuning this week to Hounslow from this weekend in Lampton Park, it was announced today Thursday 4 June.
Published: Thursday, 4th June 2020
As more and more residents have taken up cycling, it is important that riders check their bike regularly, so that they are working properly and are safe to ride. Well, the good news is experienced mechanics at Bikeworks are here to help.
They will be able to check everything on your bike from wheels, brakes, gears to racks, pedals and saddles. All mechanics have a wealth of cycling knowledge and will fix any minor adjustments necessary. For any major adjustments they cannot fix, they will advise riders what needs to be done and give an estimate of how much it will cost.
The following rules apply:
- Sessions will strictly adhere to social distancing rules
- Dr Bike will take place in an outdoor space with enough room for queuing and those passing by
- There will be two mechanics at each session, with one dedicated to managing the queue and signing up people
- Mechanics will be use gloves, sterilise before and after each cycle service and sterilise the parts of the cycle they touch
- There is no need to book, just turn up and queue
Cllr Hanif Khan, Cabinet Member for Transport Services at Hounslow Council said: "Dr Bike is really good news for Hounslow residents as we witness a huge increase in cycling all over the borough. With most of our cycling shops still not offering a full service to their customers, it means that anyone with any immediate bike problems can get them sorted through this scheme for free.
"The other good news is that there is no complicated online booking system required, cyclists just need to turn up at the designated locations. Although the times are restricted to two hourly intervals, if it does prove really popular, we will look at putting on more of these Dr Bike sessions throughout the summer."
The full schedule for June is as follows:
|Location||Date and time|
Lampton Park, Hounslow
|Saturday 6 June, 10am-noon|
Turnham Green, Chiswick
|Saturday 13 June, 2-4pm|
Hanworth Air Park Leisure Centre & Library
|Saturday 27 June, 2-4pm|
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