Thanks to everyone who joined us on our Big Bike Revival (BBR) rides and cycle repair workshops. It has been amazing few weeks and fantastic to see such a good turn out for both types of events. Evidently there seems to be a real need for people wanting to learn how to look after their bike and also be shown around local cycle routes. A big thanks must go out to Cycling UK and the BBR team and to the Department of Transport for supporting the sessions.
The feedback from all participants has been great and we will aim to run similar events like these in the future. A father and son duo who turned up for one of the Saturday led rides really epitomised what the BBR is all about. Dave (the Dad) said, “Me and Thomas have had a top day, and the group coach was awesome, Thomas really enjoyed it and we’re going to do some more rides together around Dovestones, we’re off straight to Halfords to buy me a new bike helmet.”
The purpose of the events are to get more people cycling by giving people the confidence to explore their local area, remove any preconceptions and to teach people how to look after their bike rather than leaving them to rust away. Demonstrating how to repair a flat tyre and insert the correct amount of air pressure are two quick wins that can give bikes and riders a complete new lease of life. It’s easy once you know how.
To find out more about the Big Bike Revival Programme head here.
The next initiative hosted by the Dirt Factory Bike Shop will be a new Cycle Library in partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester, keep an eye on our blog for further details.
If you have any feedback or ideas for future events, please do put them in the comments box below, we’re always looking to do new things and learn how we can improve our services.
See you on the next one.