There are free Bike Try-Out sessions on Steyne Gardens, Worthing tomorrow (Saturday May 17th) and the following Saturday (May 24th) between 10.30 am and 4.00 pm.
Mayor Bob Smytherman opens the event at 10.30am tomorrow and Deputy Mayor Vic Walker on the 24th.
Tomorrow there is Bike Try-Out with a selection of approximately 25-30 cycles from a mix of conventional and unconventional bikes for adults and children, trikes, eccentric-wheeled bikes, tandems, folding bikes and trailers; plus Mega Bike which is a multi-seater, Pedal Powered Scalextric and a Junior Track of 15 cycles for younger riders up to the age of 16.
Onthe 24th there is a Disability Roadshow with bikes designed and adapted for adults and children with disabilities and which will include tandems, trikes, recumbents and electric pedal assist; plus Pedal Powered Velodrome and an eXtreme try-out portable MTB skills track using Diamondback mountain bikes.
In addition there will be on both days bike marking (Sussex Police), a ‘Dr Bike’ tent where you can have your bikes checked over free of charge, DSH Leisure childrens rides and refreshments available plus a cycle operated smoothie maker and other side stalls.
Another exciting feature will be a full size artic cab in which you can sit with an area marked out around it showing where the driver cannot see a cyclist.
The event is supported by Thomas Eggar solicitors, Worthing Homes, Adur & Worthing Councils and WSCC and is organised by Cllr John Rogers who is currently WBC Cycle Champion. This is John’s ‘swan-song’ as he is leaving Worthing Borough Council in May and wanted to give the town an event to remember.