Men­tor­ing group given 300 bikes

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

THE Rot­tnest Is­land Author­ity has do­nated 300 bikes to non-profit group Dis­man­tle after up­grad­ing its hire bike fleet re­cently.

The Fre­man­tle-based group sup­ports young peo­ple with me­chan­ics as men­tors show­ing them how to ser­vice and main­tain bikes.

The men­tors aim to re­con­nect par­tic­i­pants to ed­u­ca­tion and em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties as well as boost self­es­teem and build tan­gi­ble skills.

Pedal and Flip­per man­ager Jodie McDon­ald said the hire place had bought 600 new bikes.

“They’re a unique Rot­tnest style,” she said.

“It’s an easy to ride bike that’s suited to Rot­tnest con­di­tions.”

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