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Happy cyclists in local papers (Workshop has #Adelaide city cyclists in a spin

May 6, 2010

Hurrah our first publicity.

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CYCLISTS can soon treat their wheels to some TLC at a new community-run bike workshop in town.

Opening in Franklin St later this month, the workshop is a place where riders can fix their bikes using free tools, or donate unwanted/ broken bikes so they can be repaired and recycled.

The centre, largely funded by the Bicycle Institute of SA, will also provide recycled bikes to international students and migrants for a small fee, while courses in such topics as bike maintenance and riding for women will be available.

Project manager Angus Kingston says the workshop aims to build a stronger cycling community in Adelaide.

“It’s not a shop and it’s not a bike repair business,” he says.

“We’ll be there to help people fix their bikes and gain their own skills we won’t be doing it for them.”

A team of volunteers will also help migrants to choose a recycled bike that they can walk away with, either for free or a small donation, Mr Kingston says.

The workshop site, owned by the City Council, is part of the new Renew Adelaide project, which aims to house artists and community groups in buildings that are vacant, disused or awaiting development.

To donate bikes email adelaidecyclists@gmail.com or visit adelaidecyclists.com

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