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Free Cycle Servicing Has Children All 'Pumped Up'

Children at Reynolds Academy are all 'pumped up' after having their bikes serviced by ‘Dr Bike.’ Pictured are Year 5 and 6 pupils (l-r) Madeline Bee, Arthur Nicholls, Nevaeh Dzvairo, Macey Burton, Harry Money, and Lucas Howson. Pictured front are Lloyd Boulton and Alex Doll from Cleethorpes Cycle Hub.

Tyres were pumped up, seats raised, and brakes tightened to ensure safe cycling to school when children at Reynolds Academy had their bikes serviced for free by ‘Dr Bike.’

The service is provided by non-profit organisation Cleethorpes Cycle Hub, based at the Old Ticket Office, in Station Road, and is funded by North East Lincs Council.

Bike mechanics Alex Doll and Lloyd Boulton spent the day servicing 48 bikes and stressed the importance of making sure that your bikes are in good working order before taking to the roads.

“If you are not sure that your bike is working properly then please take it to a bike shop and get it checked,” said Alex. “We often find that brakes are not working properly or tyres are too low. If you leave these things they can be dangerous and, ultimately, they will cost you more to repair later.”

Pupil Lucas Howson, who cycles to school, said his bike felt much better after the service. 

Reynolds Academy has recently refurbished and increased its number of bike sheds and built a new scooter store for children to use.

Bike mechanic Alex Doll services cycles at Reynolds Academy.

Lucas Howson uses the newly-refurbished bike sheds at Reynolds Academy.

The new scooter store.

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