London Borough of Croydon

19-25 February 2018

We’re nearly out of Winter and St. Valentine’s Day is approaching; warmer weather is just around the corner. Over winter has your child outgrown their current bicycle and do they need a new one? Maybe you have a bicycle in storage that could do with a bit of TLC? Whatever the reason, it’s a perfect time to ‘Love Your Bike’ before Spring and get ready for the warmer weather.

Love Your Bike Week events will be popping up at schools around the borough during 19-25 February 2018! We have the following on offer:

Pop-Up Bike Market from Peddle My Wheels

Sell your old bike

Bring your unwanted bikes – whether they’re kids, teens or adults sizes – with you in the morning for our mechanic to check over. Peddle My Wheels will contact you with a suggested selling price, and once the bike sells, they will notify you and pay you.

Buy a second-hand bike

The market is a great opportunity to find a first bike, upgrade to the next size or just buy something new to get you back into cycling. If you’re looking for something specific, visit the market order form page (www.peddlemywheels.com/market-order-form) before market day to make a request, and Peddle My Wheels will do their best to bring along a suitable bike.

Doctor Bike from Cycling Instructor

A bit of TLC for your current bike

We will have a Doctor Bike present from Cycling instructor (Croydon’s Bikeability and Cycle Skills provider) so bring your child’s bike along in the morning for a bit of basic maintenance - you’ll be able to pick it up after school. Amount of bikes seen will be subject to demand on the day.

Note that Doctor Bike checks do not substitute for routine maintenance; we encourage all cyclists from Croydon and neighbouring borough’s to keep their bikes sufficiently maintained. How frequent you should get your bike checked depends on the amount you use your bike. Sustrans have information available online - https://www.sustrans.org.uk/what-you-can-do/cycling/your-bike/bicycle-maintenance-made-easy. A quick search online for ‘bike maintenance’ provides a wide range of tips and information.

Did you know that anybody who lives, works or studies in Croydon can book FREE cycle training? Visit www.cyclinginstructor.com/Croydon for more information.

Freebies

Goodies to help you stay cycling

We will be giving away small leaflets with bike maintenance tips (see below), PVC bike seat covers and an assortment of reflective goodies.

Venues

Address

Date

Elmwood Infant School, Lodge Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 2PL

19 February 2018

Purley Oaks Primary School, Bynes Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 0PR

20 February 2018

Winterbourne Girls Junior School, Thornton Heath CR7 7QT 21 February 2018

Forest Academy, Bridle Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0

22 February 2018

St Chad's Catholic Primary School, Alverston Gardens, Selhurst Road, London, SE25 6LR

23 February 2018

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