Free bike maintenance workshop tomorrow
November 9, 2012
Free bike maintenance workshop
A free bike maintenance
workshop is being run tomorrow (Saturday November 10, 2012)
by a group of volunteers from ICECycles (Inner City East
Meg Christie, Canterbury District Health Board,
Health Promoter says the workshops offer free bike fix ups
to people who can’t otherwise afford it.
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.
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