3:00pm Friday 4th April 2014
By Hannah White
MOBILE cycling mechanics from Salisbury have been helping to support Help for Heroes fundraisers training for the Big Battlefield Bike Ride (BBBR).
URGE cycles provided mechanical support for cyclists training in the New Forest in preparation for the BBBR, which goes from Brussels to Paris.
The event is part of Hero Ride 2014, which will see up to 2,000 cyclists riding from all over the country, and further afield, into London on June 8 to support wounded, sick and injured servicemen and women.
Last Sunday, 45 cyclists who have signed up to the BBBR arrived at Hoburn Holiday Park in New Milton to set off on a 40-mile training ride.
Nick Henry from URGE cycles said: “The day was ideal for cyclists not only to train but to get to know their bike and sort out any mechanical issues before the Big Battlefield Bike Ride in the summer.
Simple bike maintenance and adjustments can make the difference between enjoying a long ride or having major discomfort.
Incorrectly set up gears can be a real pain and, of course, it’s great to see the expression on a cyclist’s face when you have just got them back on the road again.”
To find out more about getting involved in Hero Ride 2014, visit heroride.org.uk or call 01725 514106.
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