Lewisham Council – Dr Bike

Lewisham Council is helping residents to get back on their bikes by offering free safety checks and basic repairs such as punctures, brake and gear adjustments.

The Dr Bike scheme has proved incredibly popular, with nearly 45 bikes being checked and repaired between August to December 2020.

The scheme has been focussed so far on 12 schools and along 20 popular cycle routes in the borough. The council also offers Dr Bikes in their School Streets locations, in association with the school, to offer residents living in the street a free bike check.

As well as bike checks, residents can request a free one-to-one 2-hour cycle skills/cycle lesson to build confidence in road safety. This contributes to Lewisham’s commitment to making cycling a safe, enjoyable and practical method of transport in the borough.