Regular cycle commuters at Nuneaton Rail Station will be able to get a free cycle check, register their bike on a national crime-prevention database and buy D-locks and bike lights at a much reduced price on Tuesday (12 May) and Friday (15 May).
Warwickshire County Council is joining forces with the British Transport Police, Bike Fixers and Sustrans to run a ‘Pedal & Ride’ cycle event at the station.
Cyclists will be offered the chance to get their bike serviced free of charge by mobile bike repair company, Bike Fixers. Commuters will be able to leave their bike in the capable hands of a mechanic while they go to work and then collect their fine-tuned vehicle on their return.
They can also opt to get their bike registered on the Bike Register database by the British Transport Police at no cost. Registering on the database helps deter would-be thieves and makes it easier for police to reunite any stolen bikes which are recovered with their owners.
Security D-locks will be available to buy for £20, with front and rear lights available for just £10 – significantly less that you would pay elsewhere – with free fitting available on the day.
To take advantage of the scheme, all cyclists need to do is prove they have used the train 3 times in the previous 2 weeks (e.g. by showing a rail travel card or train tickets). The organisers are hoping to target commuters on their way to and home from work, so will be at the station from 7:30am – 10:30am and 3:30pm – 6:30pm.