November 9, 2012
Free bike maintenance workshop tomorrow
A free bike maintenance workshop is being run tomorrow (Saturday November 10, 2012) by a group of volunteers from ICECycles (Inner City East Cycles).
Meg Christie, Canterbury District Health Board, Health Promoter says the workshops offer free bike fix ups to people who can’t otherwise afford it.
“Cycling is a healthy and affordable way to get around, and sometimes all it takes is a few quick fixes to make old bikes roadworthy,” Ms Christie says.
ICECycles also give away donated and reconditioned bikes to low income people who cannot afford a bike.
“This will be ICEcycles tenth workshop and we’ve already done more than 300 repairs and given away almost 200 bikes.”
The project is based in the Inner City East where car ownership is low and unemployment rates are high. The objective is to enable people to have a healthy and affordable form of transport in order to help with everyday tasks and travel needs.
Tomorrow’s workshop will be at Richmond School, Pavitt
Street, between 1-4pm.