Free bike kits to get you back in the saddle

Published: 06 September 2023

Deal Town Council is giving away free bike kits in #CycleSeptember to encourage people to get back on their bikes.

Each kit will include a foot-standing pump, information about where and how to ride plus extra cycling goodies.

You can get yours if you are one of :
• the first ten people to hire a e-bike from Hut55 from Friday 1 September
• the first ten people to get your bikes fixed at the Deal Repair Café at the Landmark Centre on Saturday 9 September from 11am
• the first ten people to cycle to Deal Saturday Market on Saturday 16 September from 9am – arrive at the Deal Town Council stand with your bike

Environment Committee Chairperson Cllr Sue Beer said: “What better way to mark #CycleSeptember than help people get back on the road with our free bike maintenance kits.

“We’re so lucky in Deal to have lots of quiet routes for bikes and it is all relatively flat. Our website shows a range of tours, so you can explore from coast to countryside and all without changing gear.

“Swapping each of those short car journeys for pedal-power or by foot really does make an impact.

“The average petrol car produces the equivalent of 290g of CO2 every mile, so even if you swapped just one mile-long round trip a week, in a month you've reduced your emissions by a more than a kilogram.

“The more we swap, the bigger the impact – so just imagine what we can achieve together!”

Kits will to be given to schools in September so cycling to school will also be made easier. Learn more about Deal Town Council’s Cycle Friendly Deal scheme here.