Emergency cycle repair kits for Bristol

Father Christmas delivering emergency repair kits in Bristol
19 December 2014

Sustrans, in partnership with Better By Bike, have issued a free to use Emergency Cycle Repair Kits to forty 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
  • 'tune up' toolkit including allen keys, spanners and chain tools
  • puncture repair kits
  • tyre levers
  • emergency bike lights and hi vis items
  • 2 x spare inner tubes
  • chain oil
  • instructions on some basic bike maintenance fixes.

Any of the items in the kit will be free to use to the public during the venues’ opening hours. The kits are a gift to the community venues, and will be permanently located across the city.

View the map below to see the venues signed up to the scheme.

Better By Bike staff are distributing the kits in the run up to Christmas, bringing an early gift for community venues and the cyclists that will make use of them.

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.”

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.” 

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