A NEW public bike repair station at Kangaroo Bay will benefit the many cyclists who frequent the Clarence Foreshore Trail.
The station, which was installed last month, was donated by the Rotary Club of Bellerive to the Clarence City Council.
It allows for riders to elevate their bicycles and easily carry out on-the-go maintenance.
The weather-proof station includes tools attached to cables which allows for access to all areas of a bike.
Clarence City Council Alderman and chair of the Bike Steering Committee Dean Ewington said it would be an asset for the many cyclists who used the Clarence Foreshore Trail for many years to come.
“This pathway is frequented by locals and visitors alike, and I’m sure there will be many cyclists who are grateful to find a place to maintain their bikes while out on a ride, rather than waiting until they get home,” he said.
The Rotary Club of Bellerive also donated a second public repair station, plus an air pump, which will be installed by council at the Clarence Mountain Bike Park.
The purchase of the second station was also supported by a $2000 grant from the Rotary District Grants Commission.
Joint president of the Rotary Club of Bellerive Jill Gates said the decision to purchase the repair station was made as cycle tracks have become a popular outdoor exercise for residents in Clarence and would get plenty of use.
“The club feels the stations are an important back up for cyclists that use these areas and may help encourage more to take up the sport,” she said.
“It has also been a good partnership with the Clarence City Council and a community activity that is enjoying huge growth.”
Local resident and keen cyclist Brendon Breen, of Rose Bay, uses the Clarence Foreshore Trail daily.
“The bike repair station will assist the growing number of cyclists and couldn’t be in a better location,” Mr Breen said.
“It really compliments the existing pathway.”