This is an archived press release
Thursday 16 December 2010
16 December 2010
Free bicycle checks and security marking at Bakewell Market
Pedal Peak District, Pedal Ready and Bakewell Police have teamed up to encourage people to be bike safety conscious and security aware in 2011.
Staff will be at Bakewell market on Monday January 10 between 10am and 3pm. The stall will be near the corner of Granby Road and Market Street, next to the supermarket entrance.
Pedal Peak District events organiser, Carol Parsons said: “We want people to bring their bicycles to our market stall for free security marking, Dr Bike safety checks and advice on where to cycle in the Peak District.”
The town’s Community Safety Officer, Jonathan Taylor will be on hand to security mark bikes and offer general crime prevention and security advice.
All bicycles, old and new will be looked at.
Jonathan said: “Some people will have had bikes for Christmas or bought one in the January sales so this is a great opportunity to get them security marked for free.
“Or, for people making New Year’s resolutions to get more exercise, it’s a good reason to dig their bike out of the shed and get it checked over.”
Bike experts from the Pedal Ready cycling training cooperative in Sheffield will be providing free Dr Bike checks.
Carol said: “Dr Bike will check your tyres, wheels, frame, brakes, gears and chain to make sure they are in good working order and advise you if repairs are needed. And we’ll be checking that the seat and handlebars are set at the correct height for you.”
Free information on routes to cycle in the Peak District will also be available.