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Free bike repairs sessions return to Aberdeenshire

By David Porter

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The Dr Bike service is again available to members of the public, with sessions available later this month and into December.

Dr Bike sessions return
Dr Bike sessions return

Locals can get a safety check and minor repairs made to a bicycle for free up to the value of £50.

Thanks to funding from the Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme a range of sessions across Aberdeenshire are planned to help people keep pedalling.

Slots available in Inverurie on Wednesday, November 18 and on Wednesday, December 2 and in Alford on Wednesday, November 25.

A Dr Bike technician will check over machines and make simple repairs to ensure they are safe and in good working order.

The service includes things like fixing punctures, tuning gears and other adjustments like fitting new brake blocks - bring your machine along and make sure it's as safe as it can be.

Advice on bike type and sizing is available and a post-check report records the work carried out, making recommendations on any other work required.

Bikes are dropped off in a neutral area, with opportunity to speak to the mechanic about any known issues following guidelines on social distancing.

Wait for it to be fixed or pick it up later.

The Dr Bike service, using an experienced qualified Velotech technician, will be available at the Leisurelend facility in Inverurie’s Harlaw Way on November 18 and December 2 and at Alford Ski Centre on November 25.

For further information and to book your slot: https://bit.ly/3kTUgpm

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