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#BeatTheStrike: Evans Cycles Offer Free Maintenance Classes and Repairs

Free check-ups, maintenance classes and puncture repairs

Tube strikes may throw the city centre into chaos but Evans Cycles plan to use the protests to get more people cycling.

The 24 hour strike is planned for Wednesday August 5 and the high street cycle shop with 23 stores in London is offering services throughout the week, from Monday 3 to Friday 7.

The bike check-ups will be available in all stores from Monday until Thursday – you can check out opening times here.

Puncture repairs, excluding the cost of the tube, will be free all week and you can sign up for a maintenance class where you can learn to fix flats yourself here.

How to: Change an inner tube

How to: Repair an inner tube

The campaign, #BeatTheStrike is an opportunity to convert tube users to cycling on a more regular basis.

Mark Brown, Director of the retailer’s Ride to Work and tax free bikes schemes, said: “We at Evans Cycles strongly believe that cycling is the best means of commuting to work full stop.  Not only is it cheaper and greener than driving or taking public transport, but it keeps you fit and healthy.  Most importantly though, it’s enjoyable.

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“During the week of the next proposed strike we will be running a number of initiatives in our London stores to help people navigate the city during what will be a chaotic time.  However, we hope that others will discover our passion and enjoy the benefits of cycling to work on a more regular basis.”

Of course, there is an outside chance that the strike will be cancelled, in which case Evans will continue to offer all the planned services in a bid to get more bums on bikes, trains running or not.

For more information, check out the #BeatTheStrike home page here. 

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