Britain's Biggest Bike Fix
After the success in 2011, with an estimated 26,000 bikes fixed at events nationwide, Samsung Bike Week once again held ‘Britain’s Biggest Bike Fix’ - an ambitious attempt to fix as many bikes as possible during one week.
Organisers across the UK are encouraged to take part in Britain’s Biggest Bike Fix by offering ‘Dr Bike’ services at their local event, and encouraging people who own a bike, but don’t use it, to bring it along to the event, have it checked and rediscover the joy of travelling on two wheels.
Research shows that 77% of people own a bike yet only 14% use them regularly, and this year Samsung Bike Week encouraged people to dust down and liberate the thousands of once-loved bikes languishing in sheds around the country, by taking part in Britain’s Biggest Bike Fix.
Britain’s Biggest Bike Fix offered something for everyone – from families, schools and companies, to seasoned cyclists and those who had never cycled before.
Dr Bikes are trained mechanics or enthusiastic cyclists who perform health checks on bikes and are a key service to have at your event to help achieve Britain’s Biggest Bike Fix.
There are two types of Dr Bike: