The Council’s Dr Bike sessions for National Bike Week were fully-booked with families from BwD getting back on their bike for the summer.
Two local Dr Bike sessions were organised by BwD Council with Cotton Town Bikes in Darwen and Cycle Roots CIC to encourage residents to get back in the saddle. The sessions were a huge success with 65 bikes given a new lease of life in Blackburn during National Bike Week.
Cycle Roots Managing Director Emma McNally said:
“It’s fantastic that we’ve been able to help so many families get back on their bikes for the summer. Dr Bike sessions are a great way to show people how to practically revive old bikes and renew a passion for travelling on two wheels around our beautiful borough.”
Cotton Town Bikes owner Lee Cameron said:
“I am delighted with the response to our recent Dr Bike event and hope more residents can enjoy two wheels this summer in BwD. No matter how long it has been since you last used your bike, a few tweaks and a bit of lube may be all you need to get back on the road or trail. Why get stuck in traffic when you can ride to your destination, be healthier, happier and save on the cost of fuel. ”
The sessions were paid for with the BwD Capability Fund, supported by the Government’s Department of Transport to help increase active travel – walking and cycling – in our borough. Active travel helps to reduce air pollution and congestion on our streets and roads, helps you to maintain a healthy weight and improves your mental and physical wellbeing. Look out for more Dr Bike events and active travel activities across the summer.