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New bike repair station at Geraldton’s Beresford Foreshore

Edward ScownGeraldton Guardian
Councillor Mike Reymond, Lara Dalton MLA, Mayor Shane Van Styn, Midwest Sports Federation Chair Mike Bowley, and Geraldton Cycling Advocacy Chair Shaun Dynan.
Camera IconCouncillor Mike Reymond, Lara Dalton MLA, Mayor Shane Van Styn, Midwest Sports Federation Chair Mike Bowley, and Geraldton Cycling Advocacy Chair Shaun Dynan. Credit: Supplied

Bike blowouts will be a breeze as a new bicycle repair facility opens on the foreshore.

The repair station contains tools and an airpump for use by the public to perform quick repairs as they ride along one of Geraldton’s most popular bike paths.

“Whether you ride for fitness or fun, there is nothing worse than a mechanical problem or flat tyre while out about on your bike, so knowing there is a centrally located, free repair station will be welcome news for all cyclists,” Member for Geraldton Lara Dalton said.

The new installation is part of a broader strategy from the Mid West Sports Federation, along with the Geraldton Cycling Advocacy Group to increase participation in cycling.

“The repair station comes from the Towards a Bike Friendly Geraldton initiative developed by the MWSF in 2020 and it’s a key component of our Geraldton Cycle Plan 2020-2030,” MWSF chair Mike Bowley said.

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The stand features various sizes of spanners, screwdrivers, tyre levers, a set of allen keys and a hand-operated airpump.

“Having a handy repair and tune-up area on one of most popular cycling paths in the city will certainly keep bikes rolling,” Mayor Shane Van Styn said.

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