Get ready for Bike Week 2016!

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Issued on behalf of HItravel / HITRANS

 To mark Bike Week 2016,  HItravel and Velocity Cafe and Bicycle Workshop have teamed up for a free two-day event which is being held at the Eastgate Centre in Inverness -  on Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 June, between 10.30 am and 4.30 pm.

The public is being invited to visit the HItravel stall on the ground floor of the Eastgate Centre for information and advice about cycling (and walking and public transport use) in and around Inverness.  The opportunity exists to:

  • Sign up for a personalised travel challenge for the chance to win a bike, donated by Halfords.  There are also many cycle-related giveaways for everyone who comes along.
  • Pick up a printed copy of the new Inverness Active Travel Map, which shows walking and cycling routes around the city.  The map is also available to download by visiting the HItravel website www.hitrans.org.uk/hitravel
  • Bring your bike along to Falcon Square where Velocity’s Dr Bike mechanics will give it a free check and undertake a basic repair service. They’ll also be able to provide advice on further servicing that your bike may need.

If your bike needs servicing or repairs that can’t be done on the day, then HItravel has 30 bike shop service vouchers to give away (available on a first come, first served basis).  There is also the chance to try your hand at Velocity’s mini-skills course.  Please bring your bike along to Falcon Square to test your balance and co-ordination skills – great for the little ones!

So, whether you’re new to cycling, haven’t ridden for a while, or cycle regularly, hopefully we have some useful advice or inspiration for you.

 Highland Councillor Audrey Sinclair and HITRANS Board Member said: “Bike Week is a great opportunity for anyone interested in active travel to find out more about how they can lead a healthy lifestyle in and around Inverness with there being so many different routes to choose from. This HItravel project supports the aims of the Council’s programme to work with communities to promote pedestrian and cycle safety and to work with our partners HITRANS, focussing activity on our key commuting and tourist routes.”

Bike Week also marks the launch of Go ByCycle, Velocity’s programme to get more people in Inverness cycling and walking more often.  Over the next 12 months, they’ll be working with schools and businesses to encourage people to try new forms of active travel and equip them with the skills and confidence to cycle more. 

More information is available at www.velocitylove.co.uk

 

 

10 Jun 2016
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