A BRIDGWATER bike shop has received more funding to offer free bike checks to cyclists in the area.

The Bicycle Workshop at 36 Eastover in Bridgwater has received funding from Cycling UK to offer the Dr Bike pop-up repair service to bike owners in Bridgwater and the surrounding areas.

Cycling UK has committed to extending the pop-up Dr Bike offer across the country by funding qualified and experienced mechanics to complete free bike health checks and ensure that bikes are safe to ride.

The mechanic can also carry out minor adjustments and replace small parts, time permitting.

Where bikes require further servicing or larger repairs, the bike owner will be sign-posted to a local retailer participating in the Government Repair Voucher scheme, which compliments the pop-up Dr Bike project.

Cycling UK said: “As the country continues to respond to the Covid-19 crisis, Cycling UK has committed to extending this offer across the country via pop-up bike mechanics delivering Dr Bike sessions in local communities for everyone over winter 2020.”

Sedgemoor District Council has assisted in agreeing a site at the bottom of Fore Street adjacent to the Nationwide Building Society.

Sessions will be run between 11am and 3pm on the following Fridays: December 4, 18, January 8, 22, and February 5 and 19.

Slots must be pre-booked either by calling 01278 287918 or message the team via their Facebook page, facebook.com/36Eastover.