Get Your Wheels Checked For Free By Dr Bike

Cyclists in Putney and Roehampton can make sure their bikes are in tip-top shape

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On May 21, a 'Dr Bike' session will be held in Portswood Place off Danebury Avenue in Roehampton from 1pm to 4pm. Cyclists can have their bikes given a free safety check by a team of experts.

This coincides with a ‘Bikearama at the Alton Estate’ on the same day, which is part of the Wandsworth Arts Festival. Riders will be able to take part in a dazzling dance routine using their bikes.

Riders can also learn how to keep their bikes in good working order by taking part in free beginners bicycle maintenance classes being held on Saturday afternoons throughout May in Southfields and in Battersea during August and September. To find out more and book a place call (020) 8871 7983.

To find out more about bike initiatives this summer or to book a place on a National Standards approved cycle training course visit Alternatively phone (020) 8871 7983 or pick up a 'Catch up with the bicycle' postcard from your local bike shop, library, leisure centre or council reception.

The Dr Bike sessions and safety training courses for riders have been arranged by the council’s technical services department, which is keen to encourage people to take up cycling.

The Bikearama event has been organised by the council’s arts team. To find out more about this and some of the other exciting events being held as part of the Wandsworth Arts Festival, call (020) 8871 8711 or visit


May 17, 2011