National Bike Week is an annual opportunity for everyone to get out on their bikes experience the benefits of cycling, running from Saturday 10th June until Sunday 18th June. Not only are there environmental benefits, but also social and great effects on your health! So give it a go, cycle to the shops, to work or school and experience the benefits for yourself!
It all begins with a set of wheels and whether you would like to treat yourself or simply service an old bicycle, we’ve gathered Exeter’s top cycle shops and spots to help you get on your way and celebrate National Bike Week this June.
Lickety Split on Sidwell Street are ready to kit you up and send you on your pedalling way with a selection of road, mountain, hybrid and kid’s bikes. Their workshop boasts one of the most qualified bike technicians in the South West, so from a puncture to a full restoration job, there’s no excuse not to get back the bike!
Bikeshed located on Fore Street stocks bikes for all disciplines and ages. Their friendly staff will be able to help you find the perfect bike, or match you with the best accessories; there’s even a workshop on the ground floor where the qualified bicycle mechanics can help with any bicycle casualty.
For our inner city residents, Co-bikes provides affordable, fun and easy electric bikes using smart technology and mobile apps. There are bike stations across the city, from the Civic Centre, Central Train Station, to County Hall and even The University Campus, making it even more accessible to take part Bike Week and give cycling a go.
The Boarding House found on Fore Street have supplied skateboard, BMX and Skate equipment since 1984 and promise to find you whatever you need for your bike or boarding needs. For the adrenaline junkie bikers out there this is the best stop in the city to make sure your wheels are ready for an off round adventure.
Hardy Cycles on New Bridge Street is a dedicated bike repair workshop in central Exeter, so wipe the dust off your bike in the shed and get it fit and ready in time for Bike Week. From repairing your brake pads to servicing your suspension, they’ll make sure your bike is in tip top condition for the best cycling experience.
Now that you have your bike at the ready, you are all set for a spin. Remember to follow signs carefully and be considerate to other road or pathway users. Get ready to feel the wind in your hair and have a great time!