Jane Newbury Town Centre Manager, cycling enthusiast and well known Howickian 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.
A joint collaboration between the Howick Village Association and Howick Rotary will benefit local cyclists. 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 who had installed them reported that the stations were popular, frequently used and appreciated.
Jane Newbury Town Centre Manager said “Howick Village has a large cycling community and this is particularly evident on Saturdays when cyclists gather at our weekly markets and local cafes. 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”.
Madeleine East President of Howick Rotary said “the club is always looking for ways to make the Village more amenable and enjoyable for the community and the Repair Station was a great opportunity to partner with the HVA and make it happen”.