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Cyclists offered free maintenance checks in Blackburn Town Hall
3:47pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
CYCLISTS are invited to bring their bicycles to the CONNECT roadshow on Friday.
There will be free services on offer including bike maintenance checks, bike security tagging and registration to a police database as well as competitions and a BMX show.
The event will be held from 10am until 2pm in front of Blackburn Town Hall and aims to get people travelling more sustainably including cycling, walking, car sharing and using public transport.
Coun Maureen Bateson, executive member for regeneration at Blackburn with Darwen Council, said: “With so many different local services and providers taking part, the roadshow will be a fantastic opportunity to show people how easy it is to travel sustainably.
“If everyone travelled sustainably for just one day per week, it would mean a drop in traffic levels of 20 per cent.
“This would have all sorts of benefits for the borough from helping businesses to operate more efficiently, to reducing air pollution.”
Special Sergeant Rick Hek said: “This will be great opportunity for us to meet the public and give them advice on how to ride their bicycles safely.”
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