Published on 10/12/2014
(Picture – J Bewley / Sustrans)
For Bristol’s growing number of cyclists, nothing is worse on a cold and wet day than a punctured tyre and no tools to hand. That’s why Better By Bike, in partnership with Sustrans, have issued Emergency Cycle Repair Kits to 40 community venues across Bristol.
Public facing locations including libraries, community centres and leisure centres have signed up to the scheme, and will host a kit including a bike pump, puncture repair kits, spare parts, tools and emergency lights to help the city’s growing number of cyclists stay on the road.
The kits are being distributed by Better By Bike staff in the run up to Christmas, bringing an early gift for community venues and the cyclists that will make use of them. They will be accessible to the public during the venues’ opening hours. The kits are gifted to the community venues, and will be permanently located across the city.
Bristol Mayor George Ferguson said:
“This is an excellent initiative to help cyclists stay on the road. A puncture away from home can be a real nuisance for some people, and the repair kits mean help is closer at hand. This is yet another practical step to realise the vision for Bristol as a truly cycle friendly city.”
Councillor Mark Bradshaw, Assistant Mayor for Place, including Transport, said:
“Working with community centres is a key part of boosting cycling take up in Bristol. Facilities like this make it easier and more attractive for everyone to get around by bike.”
Robert Harrison, manager of Bristol Central Library said:
“The partnership with Bristol libraries and other community venues means emergency tools can be accessed for free across the whole city, and we’re happy to play a part in keeping more people cycling and travelling actively in Bristol.”
To keep up to date with this project, visit our Emergency Repair Kits page.
Emergency Cycle Repair kit locations