Let the bike take the strain

IN an effort to boost the number of people cycling to Grays rail station before commuting to work on the train, Thurrock Council’s transport team has installed 60 new bicycle parking points.

And to mark the occasion the council has got together with British Transport Police to hold a bike-marking event at the station on Wednesday, 11 September between 4pm and 6.30pm.

This will give cyclists a chance to get their bike uniquely marked for free, allowing the police to identify it if it is lost or taken stolen and then found.

Cllr Andy Smith, portfolio holder for transport, said: “The council is making a determined effort to encourage more people to get out of their cars and cycle and the opening of these 60 spaces will make it easier – and safer – for train commuters to ride to the station.

“By coming along to the marking event you’ll be able to see the new bike spaces as well as getting your own machine marked.

“Remember, cycling is better for your health as well as better for the environment.

“Cycling to the station daily, knowing your bike will be safely stored is the healthy and the cheap option.”

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