Friday, May 24, 2013

Doctor Bike and Spokes at Deal Motor Show this Saturday

 "Doctor Bike" will revive your old bike with a free health check to get it ready for summer cycling - if you bring it to the Deal Classic Car and Motor Show on Walmer Green this Saturday.

The mobile mechanic is coming to the Spokes East Kent Cycling Campaign tent to run a free drop-in service for all bikes brought in on the day.

After a long winter in the shed, it may be time to treat your bike to a check up and Dr. Bike is here to carry out any minor maintenance where needed completely free, including oil and air, and show you how to look after your bike at home with some helpful hints and tips."Getting bikes in good condition is a great way to get people cycling for leisure or commuting," says Spokes chairman STEVE FAWKE. "Deal is one of the best towns in Kent for cycling, we'll also be giving out free maps to help you find a safe route to the shops or scenic routes into the local coast and countryside. It's amazing how many bikes sit in people’s shed that just need a quick tune-up to get them roadworthy again - ready for some fresh air and healthy exercise."

Spokes also supports the "20s Plenty" campaign to make 20mph the standard speed limit on residential streets where people live. Callers at the stand can sign the local petition pressing councillors for an area-wide 20 limit across Deal and Walmer, which campaigner ALAN GLEAVE says will encourage more people of all ages to feel safe enough to take to their bikes. For details or to sign online see 20splentyfor

Bring your family's bikes to the tent tomorrow - and tell your friends!

Ian Killbery
Chair, Dover District Cycle Forum
representing everyone interested in cycling in Dover District
affiliated to SPOKES East Kent Cycle Campaign

1 comment:

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