Ride On Cycling for All ran a free Dr Bike session on Thursday 15 July at Littleham Primary School in Exmouth, as a thank you to the town for donating bikes to the charity.
Dr Bike checks involve a 20-point safety check and minor adjustments to improve the smooth running of bikes.
Cycling plays a key role in learning at Littleham Primary school, which provides Bikeability lessons, a Ride for Pleasure initiative, and a cycling After School club.
“It’s fantastic that the Dr Bike sessions are happening now as we’re planning a Year 6 Celebration Ride on Woodbury Common at the end of term for children who will be moving on to secondary school,” says Sarah Padbury, Head of Learning & PE. “It means all the children’s bikes should be in good working order for the ride.”
Will Page, Head of Charity at Ride On – Cycling For All, said “We’re delighted to provide this service for free to Littleham Primary School. We’ve benefited from the generosity of Exmouth Town Council and Exmouth residents, with our charity receiving over 40 bicycles so far. This is just the start of us saying thank you, by giving things back for free!”
Notes for editors
Ride On – Cycling for All is a local charity based at Exeter Quay that recycles unwanted bicycles and helps make cycling safe, enjoyable, and accessible to everyone. Ride On has a vision for a cleaner healthier and more active Exeter. The aim of Ride On is to get more people on affordable bikes, whilst offering education and training to keep them on the move, improve mental and physical health and wellbeing through cycling and contribute to a reduction in CO2 emissions.
Ride On – Cycling for All is registered with the Charity Commission: No.1174055