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CYCLISTS will have the opportunity to see a Bike Doctor in Portsmouth city centre.

A team of people will be in Commercial Road every Wednesday and Guildhall Square every Thursday to give free check-ups, from testing brakes to checking lights and making basic repairs.

If they can’t fix any problems immediately, they will let cyclists know exactly what needs doing and a rough cost.

The project was launched by the My Journey Portsmouth campaign, which encourages people to walk, cycle or use public transport.

My Journey is funded by the Department for Transport and is being run 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.’

The team will be in Commercial Road, from 11am to 2pm, until September 18.