Evans Cycles offering free bike checks, puncture repairs and maintenance classes from August 3 to 7, to help commuters stay mobile for the proposed tube strike on August 5

Evans Cycles is offering free bike check-ups, puncture repair and maintenance training on the week of the proposed London underground strikes, commencing Monday August 3.

The retailer’s #BikeTheStrike initiative is aiming at helping commuters in the capital get on their bikes for the planned 24-hour tube strike on Wednesday, August 5.

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Anyone who is not sure that their bike is roadworthy can take it into a London branch of Evans Cycles between Monday August 3 and 6 for a free check-up. And Evans will fix any puncture for free until the end of the working week, Friday August 7.

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If your repairs are more extensive, then Evans will be able to help – or alternatively you can take advantage of a free in-store bike maintenance class and learn to fix it yourself.

#BiketheStrike to beat travel delays. Photo: Jack Elton-Walters

#BiketheStrike to beat travel delays. Photo: Jack Elton-Walters

“We at Evans Cycles strongly believe that cycling is the best means of commuting to work full stop,” said Mark Brown, Evans Cycles’ Director of Business Services and Ride to Work.

“Not only is it cheaper and greener than driving or taking public transport, but it keeps you fit and healthy. Most importantly though, it’s enjoyable.

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“During the week of the next proposed strike we will be running a number of initiatives in our London stores to help people navigate the city during what will be a chaotic time. However, we hope that others will discover our passion and enjoy the benefits of cycling to work on a more regular basis.”

Photo: Jack Elton-Walters

Cycling is usually the fastest way of getting around London anyway. Photo: Jack Elton-Walters

In the event of the Tube strike being cancelled, Evans has said that it will carry on with the offer regardless to try and encourage more people onto bikes.

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For a full list of participating stores, and times/dates for the free maintenance classes, take a look at Evans Cycles #BikeTheStrike webpage.

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