Friday, September 29, 2023

Free Doctor Bike events are back this summer

A calendar of ‘wheelie’ good Dr Bike workshops has been organised by North East Lincolnshire Council and its delivery partner Equans, who are once more teaming up with Cycle Hub Lincs to ensure that your bikes are in safe working condition this summer.

Taking place across a number of venues in the borough, these events should encourage residents to dust off their bikes and head out into the open.

The Doctor Bike team will be attending each event to carry out free bike safety checks. Its group of mechanics will be able to fix most minor repairs for free, while you wait, or will offer advice on how to fix more serious problems.

Dr Bike will be attending the following venues between May and September, 2023:

  • Franklin College – Wednesday 17 May and Wednesday 14 June – 11am to 1.30pm
  • Grimsby Leisure Centre – Thursday 25 May, Thursday 29 June, Thursday 27 July and Thursday 31 August – 3pm to 5.30pm
  • Duke of York Gardens – Tuesday 30 May, Tuesday 27 June, Tuesday 25 July and Tuesday 29 August – 3pm to 5.30pm
  • Littlecoates Community Centre – Wednesday 31 May, Wednesday 28 June, Wednesday 26 July, and Wednesday 30 August – 3pm to 5.30pm
  • Waltham Parish Council – Thursday 1 June, Thursday 6 July, Thursday 3 August, and Thursday 7 September – 3pm to 5.30pm
  • Grant Thorold Park – Tuesday 6 June, Tuesday 4 July, Tuesday 1 August, and Tuesday 5 September – 3pm to 5.30pm

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said: “It is great to be working with Cycle Hub Lincs again. These workshops help to ensure bikes are in safe working condition for the summer, which is of particular importance to those taking to the roads.

“Cycling has great health and wellbeing benefits, and it would be nice to see more people out and about during the warmer months.”

Tim Gooseman, senior transport officer at Equans, added: “In recent years, many children have been encouraged to walk or cycle to school and it’s extremely important that their bikes receive a safety check before the new school year. These events also provide general information about cycling in the borough, which is beneficial for everyone.”

To take part, book a free ticket online here. Priority will be given to those who attend with a pre-booked ticket.

Participants can book tickets for up to three bikes, but each bike must have its own ticket. There will be a 30-minute time slot printed on each ticket.

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our news site - please take a moment to read this important message:

As you know, our aim is to bring you, the reader, an editorially led news site and magazine but journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them.

With the Covid-19 pandemic having a major impact on our industry as a whole, the advertising revenues we normally receive, which helps us cover the cost of our journalists and this website, have been drastically affected.

As such we need your help. If you can support our news sites/magazines with either a small donation of even £1, or a subscription to our magazine, which costs just £27.55 per year, (inc p&P and mailed direct to your door) your generosity will help us weather the storm and continue in our quest to deliver quality journalism.

As a subscriber, you will have unlimited access to our web site and magazine. You'll also be offered VIP invitations to our events, preferential rates to all our awards and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Just click here to subscribe and in the meantime may I wish you the very best.


Latest posts

Mayor honours Teresa’s sixty-year commitment to the NHS

Sixty years of service to the NHS by Grimsby nurse Teresa Jackson – who shows no sign of stopping – have been honoured with...

Special lunch to raise vital funds for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance

The Lincolnshire Air Ambulance County Appeal is getting ready to hold a very special lunch at the Epic Centre on the Lincolnshire Showground on Sunday...

Parents invited to take part in lantern walk and other events this Baby Loss Awareness Week

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is supporting families and parents this Baby Loss Awareness Week, starting from Monday 9 October until Sunday 15 October. Rachel...

The Rolling Scones stage baking competition in Louth this weekend

An opportunity to be officially crowned 'The baker of the best scones in the Wolds' is the latest opportunity to be added to the...

Poppy cascades for special Remembrance commemoration

Remembrance commemorations in Grantham will include a colourful new tribute with two striking poppy fall cascades suspended from the historic Guildhall. The art installation will...

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.