Swap-a-lock event for cyclists

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Eastwood cyclists are being urged to take pride in your ride and up-cycle your old locks – that’s the message from Nottinghamshire Police.

For the force has teamed up with TravelRight for its Swap a Lock campaign and bike owners are being urged to take advantage of the free scheme.

The next local opportunity is on Eastwood Market day, Wellington Place, next Monday (July 7) between 12 midday and 2pm.

Whether you’re the next Bradley Wiggins or a more casual cyclist you can exchange old for new during the designated sessions.

Chief Inspector Steve Cartwright said: “More and more people are taking up cycling, inspired by the likes of the Tour de France or the desire to be a little more environmentally friendly during their daily commute.

“But there has also been an increase in the number of bikes being stolen, something we are working with our partners to tackle.

“The Swap a Lock campaign is a free and easy way for you to reduce the risk of your ride being stolen so you don’t get saddled with a long walk

“All you need to do is drop into one of the sessions, bring in your old lock and pick-up a new D-lock along with lots of useful crime prevention advice.”