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Redcliffe and Temple BID, Life Cycle help increase cycling in Bristol

Redcliffe and Temple BID, Life Cycle help increase cycling in Bristol

A partnership that was created to enable Bristol’s city workers and residents to cycle more into and around the city has celebrated a successful first…

Monday, Aug 08

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A partnership that was created to enable Bristol’s city workers and residents to cycle more into and around the city has celebrated a successful first year.

Redcliffe and Temple BID’s partnership with Life Cycle UK has helped keep over 260 bikes on the road over the last 12 months, with a free bike check service available to those working and living in the area.

The service, known as Dr Bike, offers a free professional bike assessment that includes basic maintenance in a 30-minute session. The bike experts also offer advice and guidance to help get people back on two wheels.

Tom Swithinbank, Redcliffe and Temple BID project manager, said: “One of our key ambitions as a BID is to help businesses operate more sustainably by partnering with schemes and launching projects that enable those working and living in the area towards greener, more environmentally friendly habits.

“Office workers and residents frequently use their bikes to get around the BID area and we wanted to build on that and encourage it further as a mode of transport.

“Dr Bike has proved an effective way of helping people get back on their bikes and increase their confidence, we plan to continue the service for as long as it remains popular. Combining this service with much-needed cycle lanes and lower traffic streets will see the BID area become a much more cycle-friendly part of the city.”

The introduction of Dr Bike was one of the first projects from Redcliffe and Temple BID with a focus on improving sustainability […]

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