Three cheers for Jonathan, Steve and Jenny from ICECYCLES (Inner City East Cycles), who have been running FREE bike maintenance workshops in the Eastern suburbs for the past three years. Jonathan writes:
"We are a group of around dozen volunteers who provide free bike maintenance and encourage people to have a go at doing their own repairs as well. It is a free service we offer and are self funded.We have probably provided around 200 repairs and given away 100 bikes that we have repaired/restored to a safe road worthy level.
Why: Promoting and enabling cycling for health, enjoyment and self sufficiency. People cannot justify paying the high cost of repairs charged by bike shops so this offers them a chance to get going again and learn how to do it themselves."
If you're keen to know how to change your flattie or grease your chain, rock up to 105 North Avon Road (the new location of the Delta Community Support Trust), next Saturday the 21st of July, 1pm-4pm.