Get your bike fit to cycle across Portsmouth

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PEOPLE are being encouraged to use their bikes more as part of a new travel campaign.

Every Thursday in Guildhall Square from 11am until 2pm people can get free check-ups and basic repairs on their bikes by visiting the ‘Bike Doctor’.

The team of experienced bike mechanics can check everything from wheels to gears to brake lights.

It’s all part of the ‘My Journey Portsmouth’ travel campaign which aims to encourage people to move away from using their cars and choose to walk, cycle, use public transport or car share on some or all of their journeys.

‘My Journey’ is funded by the Department for Transport and is being organised locally by Portsmouth City Council.

Craig Lamberton, influencing travel behaviour officer, said: ‘Portsmouth is a great city to cycle in; it’s flat, compact and has some lovely scenic rides along the coast.

‘We want as many people as possible to enjoy the benefits of cycling and make it easier for those who already cycle in the city.’