By Nigel Wynn published
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.
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.
"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.
"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."
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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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.
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