Peterborough residents can have their bikes fixed for free

Martine McCutcheon at the Big Bike Revival launch
Martine McCutcheon at the Big Bike Revival launch
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Peterborough residents can get their bikes fixed for free.

Cycle centres are holding events from May 23 to June 7 across the area as part of The Big Bike Revival – a two-week series of family-friendly activities aimed to help people to get their bicycles out of their sheds and learn how to look after them.

Brought together by CTC, the national cycling charity, on-site mechanics will be on hand to make basic repairs and demonstrate how bikes can be maintained easily and quickly at home, with entertainment and cycling-related activities also on offer.

Those attending can complete a short survey to be entered into a draw for the chance to win prizes like brand-new bikes, cycling accessory packs and annual memberships to CTC.

Ian Richardson, head of development at CTC, said: “The Big Bike Revival is a great chance for people to get their bikes back out, have them fixed for free and find out how they can keep on cycling in their local area.

“Not knowing how to fix a puncture or replace a chain should not stop you from enjoying your bike.

“By going to a Big Bike Revival event, you will learn new skills and improve your confidence, all while having fun and meeting like-minded people.”

The Big Bike Revival is being backed by former EastEnders and Love Actually star Martine McCutcheon (pictured at the event launch).

More than 1,000 events are being held across England by almost 200 cycle centres.

To find your nearest event on for more information about The Big Bike Revival, visit www.bigbikerevival.org.uk.