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Get your bike checked out thanks to Live & Move

Published: 21 July 2021

Get your bike checked out thanks to Live & Move Ride On in Princesshay

Cyclists can take advantage of free bike checks whilst out shopping in Exeter City Centre.

The free Dr Bike checks are taking place from now up until October in Princesshay thanks to funding from The Big Give and Live and Move.

Ride-On will offer free ‘check and tune’ 30 minute bike sessions, dealing with any quick fixes and advising on any major works people might need.

Founded in 2011, Ride-On Cycling’s vision is to see a cleaner, healthier and more active Exeter by supporting people to cycle more with safe and reliable bikes.

Live and Move is a programme funded by Sport England to support people in Exeter and Cranbrook to lead more active lives.

Will Page, Head of Charity for Ride On Cycling, said: “We will provide free 30-minute bike checks on the high street to shoppers, staff and residents over the summer with this funding,”

“Our mechanics can fix simple issues like loose brakes, slipping gears and make sure your bike is safe whilst you buy a coffee, or do your shopping.”

“This will create an incentive for shoppers to visit the high street by bike, it will help retail and hospitality staff switch their commute to bike, and help local residents get their unused bicycles back into working order. We are incredibly grateful to Princesshay, the Big Give and Live and Move for supporting this project.”

Cllr Duncan Wood, Exeter City Council’s Lead Councillor for Leisure and Physical Activity, said: “This is a great initiative. It’s the perfect weather for cycling at the moment and this is just what’s needed to get people out and about on their bikes. Anyone who’s been having niggling issues with their bikes can now get them looked at for free whilst enjoying day out in Exeter.”

The free bike checks will be available in Princesshay until October, visit the Princesshay website for more information on how to book

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