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Winter cycling Dr Bike on the Meadows

Now that the clocks have gone back, every Wednesday on the Meadows from 4 - 7pm between now and 23 November Edinburgh cyclists will be able to get free winter cycling advice from the Bike Station on the Meadows, as well as having their bicycles checked over by a Dr Bike mechanic.

With support from Lothian Buses, the Edinburgh Cyrenians, Lothian and Borders Police and the South Central Neighbourhood Partnership, the Bike Station will have 500 free hi-viz yellow jackets to give away, as well as lights and reflectors. The aim is to give cyclists the basic equipment they need where if they are cycling without.

With increasing numbers of cyclists on Edinburgh's streets, and with winter now upon us, it's more important than ever for cyclists to be aware of the basics to make sure they are visible and legal, to keep themselves safe. And as well as lights and reflectors, it's vital to keep your bike in good condition to make winter cycling easier and to make your bike last longer. The mobile Bike Station bike mechanic will be able to give you advice and top tips.

The hi-viz jackets are supplied by Lothian Buses as part of their commitment to road safety for all road users. "We are proud to be supporting this initiative from the Bike Station. As part of our Safety and Awareness programme, Lothian Buses is committed to enhancing our relationship with cyclists in and around Edinburgh. We hope these hi-viz jackets help to keep cyclists safe on the roads this winter".