Harrogate residents can bring bikes back to life
People in Harrogate can get their bikes fixed for free this summer at a week long fun-filled event taking place as part of a new nationwide campaign called The Big Bike Revival.
Brought together by CTC, the national cycling charity, local cycle centre Resurrection Bikes is holding its Big Bike Revival events at Westcliffe Hall, Harlow Terrace, HG2 0PN on 23rd – 31st May as part of The Big Bike Revival – a two-week series of family-friendly activities aimed to help people to get their bicycles out of their sheds and learn how to look after them.
The event, set to run from 1000-1600 most days, will feature free bike basic repairs, advice on bike setup, classes on puncture repairs, competitions, quizzes, bike scrap craft workshops and a community bike mural.
On-site mechanics will be on hand to make basic repairs and demonstrate how bikes can be maintained easily and quickly at home.
Those attending can also complete a short survey to be entered into a draw for the chance to win prizes like brand-new bikes, cycling accessory packs and annual memberships to CTC.
Ian Richardson, Head of Development at CTC, said: “The Big Bike Revival is a great chance for people to get their bikes back out, have them fixed for free and find out how they can keep on cycling in their local area.
“Not knowing how to fix a puncture or replace a chain should not stop you from enjoying your bike. By going to a Big Bike Revival event, you will learn new skills and improve your confidence, all while having fun and meeting likeminded people.”
The Big Bike Revival, being backed by former EastEnders and Love Actually star Martine McCutcheon, runs from 23 May – 7 June nationally (23-31 May locally), with more than 1,000 events being held across England by almost 200 cycle centres.
A pilot project last October covered 10 centres in West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and Liverpool and led to 317 bicycles being brought back into use.
Over 1,300 people attended the pilot events, with 28 per cent of those surveyed pledging to cycle at least once a week in the future.
Ian added: “With many of the events happening over the half-term holidays, we are expecting a lot of families to get involved in The Big Bike Revival – it is a great way to entertain the kids and spend some quality time together.
“We know from the pilot campaign that these events will be very popular and can prove really helpful for people wanting to get their bikes out again.”
To find your nearest event on for more information about The Big Bike Revival, visitwww.bigbikerevival.org.uk.