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Published: Tuesday, 5th June 2018

There will be free Dr Bike events across Royal Greenwich, from Monday 11 June to Saturday 16 June, to celebrate National Bike Week.

The Dr Bike sessions are for anyone wanting their bikes looked at by professional bike mechanics.

Find out about Dr Bike sessions close to you

On Monday there's a free women's ride event. It leaves Hornfair Park at 10am and goes to Royal Arsenal Riverside. It's a great way to gain confidence on the road supported by professional instructors.

Bikes and equipment will be available on a first-come-first-served basis, and feel free to bring your own bike. To find out more about the women's ride, contact bmx@accesssport.co.uk.

And don't forget Royal Greenwich offers support for cyclists all year round.

Book a cycling session

Commuters considering cycling to work but worried about rush hour traffic can turn to a new friend for help.

People who live, work or study in Royal Greenwich can now book a session with a professional instructor who will plan their route to work and even ride the journey alongside them.

There are also free sessions for children, aged seven upwards, and for adults who just want to stay healthy and use their bike to get around town.

Expert instructors are happy to help absolute beginners as well as those who just want to gain more confidence on London roads.

The sessions, supported by the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Transport for London, can be booked at a time and place that suits the rider. They are free (up to four hours) to anyone who lives, works or studies in the Royal Borough.

For more information or to book go to the Cycle Confident website or email contact@cycleconfident.com.

'Explore using their bikes'

Councillor Denise Scott McDonald, Cabinet Member for Air Quality, Public Realm and Transport, Royal Borough of Greenwich, said: "We want to encourage as many residents and families to explore using their bikes to get around town and, just as importantly, to do it as safely as possible."