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As Gloucester cheers on the racing cyclists when they pass through the city on 8th September, local cyclists can get their bikes serviced for free.

A special ‘Dr Bike’ event will take place at Kimbrose triangle from 8.30am until 2.30pm on the 8th September.

As well as a cycle promotion stand and the famous carbon free bike which makes smoothie drinks, residents can take their cycles along before 12.30pm and get it serviced completely free of charge.

The event has been organised by Gloucester City Council and has been jointly funded through Gloucestershire County Council’s Thinktravel programme.

The Tour of Britain will whizz past the city council’s office at the docks at approximately 13.40pm on Thursday 8th September and the council is encouraging its staff to make the most of the tour by getting on their bikes and enjoying this healthy environmentally friendly mode of transport.

Staff at the city and county councils will be cycling in to work, dressing down for charity, wearing fancy dress, taking part in lunchtime guided cycle rides and trying out their spinning skills on a static exercise bike.

Cllr Paul James, leader of Gloucester City Council said, “We’re supporting the Tour of Britain as it comes through Gloucester. The race grows every year and it’s amazing to see. So soon after the Olympics this year it’ll be particularly interesting because it should attract some new household names in the line up.”

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