Dr Bike Event: Yorkshire housebuilder partners with local charity to offer free bike checks to the Hessle residents

David Wilson Homes Yorkshire East is teaming up with R-evolution Bike Charity this week to host a free Dr Bike event at its Hesslewood Park development in Hessle, with anyone welcome to bring their bike along. 

On Thursday 3 August from 10am to 3:30pm, local residents will be able to head to Hesslewood Park for a free bike service. This will include accredited cycle mechanics conducting safety checks, repairing any punctures, replacing worn out brakes and gear cables and performing general minor repairs to anyone who needs it.

R-evolution Bike Charity works with professionally trained cycle mechanics, horticulture tutors and life coaches to develop the skills of volunteers and trainees to bridge the skills gap in the Humber area. They believe everyone deserves the opportunity to learn, to feel confident in their abilities, and to be a part of a community. 

Throughout the event if any faults are identified by the mechanics, adjustments will be made to the bike there and then so long as it is not too large of a job. For anything that can’t be fixed on site, the mechanics will let you know exactly what needs doing, also providing a rough guide to what it should cost at a bike shop.

And, if residents have any questions about their bike or even cycling in general, the team of mechanics are super friendly and approachable, with a wealth of cycling knowledge, so are available for tips and advice.

The Dr Bike Event is one of the many community events that Barratt Developments Yorkshire East has held through their commitment to building a stronger community atmosphere throughout the region.

Hanna Moore, Projects Manager at the R-evolution Bike Charity said: “We’re thrilled to be holding this event in Hessle and to be sharing our knowledge of bike safety and repairs with those of all ages. We also hope that our passion for the activity is contagious and that through this we will see more cyclists out and about in Hessle, enjoying the exercise that we love so much ourselves!.”

Linzi Bentley, Sales Manager for David Wilson Homes Yorkshire East, commented “Throughout our development’s communities we believe that it is really important to encourage the brilliant activity of cycling, whether this is to get people more active, or to promote use of more sustainable methods of travel around the area. 

“We are so pleased that the R-evolution Bike Charity has chosen to help us share this message and help people to feel more confident in getting on their bikes and cycling around our community. We are hoping that through this event we will not only see more cyclists out and about, but that these cyclists will also be safer and more knowledgeable.”