RESIDENTS across the Dudley borough can make the most of a free bike MOT service this month.

Dudley Council’s road safety team is holding Dr Bike sessions, funded by Cycling UK, giving residents chance to take along their bikes along for a free MOT, with minor repairs carried out free of charge.

The next session is planned for Friday September 25 at Priory Park, Dudley, close to The Hub, and it will run from 9am to 3pm.

Examination of bikes and any repairs is free of charge and is carried out by trained technicians.

People can turn up on the day but booking in advance is highly recommended to secure a place. To book call 01384 815433 or email

Councillor Karen Shakespeare, Dudley's cabinet member for environmental, highways and street services, said: "The Dr Bike sessions are always really popular and help people feel confident taking their bikes back out onto the road

"With people being encouraged to travel by bike when they can, this is perfect timing. Our expert technicians will be on hand to give every bike a once over, undertake minor repairs and offer advice on bike maintenance and road safety.

Dr Bike sessions will adhere to government social distancing, with cleansing areas, ensuring bikes received and returned are wiped clean as appropriate.

Further sessions are planned for the autumn.