From left to right: Jane Newbury Town Centre Manager, cycling enthusiast and well known Howickean Gerald Patterson and Madeline East President of Howick Rotary. Gerald is demonstrating the Cycle Repair Station newly installed at the rear of Market Square in Howick. Local cyclists will benefit from a joint collaboration between the Howick Village Association (HVA) and Howick Rotary.
A cycle repair station has been installed at the rear of market square outside the HVA offices for the growing number of cycling enthusiasts in the area. Running repairs can now be done with an array of different tools on the station. It has a rack to hang the bike on while the work is being done.
After hearing about the use of cycle repair stations from a member of the public who had noticed similar work stations in other areas, the idea was researched and it was found that town centres which had installed them reported that the stations were popular, frequently used and appreciated.
Town centre manager Jane Newbury knows there are cycling enthusiasts in the area. “Howick Village has a large cycling community and this is particularly evident on Saturdays when cyclists gather at our weekly markets and local cafes,” she said.
“To have a repair workstation available in a central location in the village is an asset and appreciated by this sector of our community and we really appreciate Rotary funding the project”.
Howick Rotary president Madeleine East said, “The club is always looking for ways to make the village more amenable […]