Oily rags and spoke keys are go!

Traditional bike maintenance skills will be shared in North Tyneside this Saturday (June 13) as an older generation of cyclists are encouraged to pass on their know-how.

The event will give parents and grandparents the chance to share the pleasures of bike-tinkering with their children, assisted by trained mechanics.

The session is part of Get Moving North Tyneside - a four-year Lottery funded project led by Sustrans to improve people’s health by encouraging them to walk and cycle more often.

Project Coordinator Emma Spence said: “This is a chance for dads and their kids to wheel their old bikes out of the shed and get them ready to ride.

“Most broken bikes can be made roadworthy with a bit of work, so this will be a good way for the older and younger generations to spend some quality time together.

“Dads are important role models in any community, which is why we have set up a mechanical session that will appeal to them. Mums are welcome to come along too, of course, and hopefully it will be a fun family morning.”

The bike mechanics event will take place at the New York Children’s Centre, near Cobalt Business Park, on June 13 from 11am to 1pm.

For more information on Get Moving North Tyneside visit www.sustrans.org.uk/activetravel or email emma.spence [at] sustrans.org.uk