Simple steps to avoid getting your bike stolen

Days are getting longer and hopefully the weather will soon be warmer so now could be the time to get your bicycle out of hibernation.

Cycling is a quick and convenient way to get out and about in your local area but it can be very frustrating if you’re unlucky enough to have your bike stolen.

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Free bike register events

Family of four on bicycles, small children in the frontFree bike security and information roadshows are taking place across North Somerset this autumn.

During these free events, you can get your bike registered with a security stamp as well as receive advice and information about local cycle routes.

Thanks to the Department for Transport’s Access Fund for Sustainable Travel, marking kits – which usually retail for £19.99 – are being offered for free.

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Roads: the truth about surface dressing

Over £600,000 of improvements work is being carried out this month as part of North Somerset Council’s ongoing commitment to investing in the area’s roads.

The council’s August road surface treatment programme includes both surface dressing and micro asphalt works to fill minor surface irregularities and restore surface condition on 26 of the area’s roads, which adds up to just under 119,000m2 of roads being treated.

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One week left to apply for a travel grant

Businesses, schools and community organisations in North Somerset have just one week left to apply for up to £3,000 to help pay for sustainable travel improvements.

Grants are 50:50 match-funded and can be used to improve cycling, walking, or car sharing to make it easier for staff, students or visitors to leave their car at home.

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