An of­fer too good for cy­clists to pass up

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

Got a bike that’s in need of some love and care to get it back on the road?

The Mana Cy­cle Group’s pop­u­lar free ‘‘bike fix-it’’ day is on again on Satur­day.

The event will be held in the Me­ga­Cen­tre, out­side Pack & Pedal, from 10am till 2pm.

Mana Cy­cle Group pres­i­dent Rob MacIn­tyre said a lot of bikes sat in garages not be­ing rid­den be­cause they needed a bit of ba­sic at­ten­tion.

‘‘ We want to get peo­ple out rid­ing those bikes be­cause there are heaps of fun places to ride them around Porirua and Tawa.

‘‘ Sum­mer, and great cy­cling weather, is nearly here,’’ he said.

‘‘Last year we fixed more than 50 bikes. The most com­mon is­sues were rusty chains and prob­lems with gears.’’

At the bike fix- it, bike spe­cial­ists will check bikes for free, giv­ing them a tune-up and do­ing ba­sic re­pairs, such as mend­ing punc­tures, and fix­ing ca­bles and brake pads.

When parts are needed, the group has heav­ily dis­counted ca­bles, brakes and tubes through Pack & Pedal.

Ad­vice will also be given on bike main­te­nance.

Mr MacIn­tyre said the cy­cle group ex­isted to in­crease cy­cling op­por­tu­ni­ties in the Mana re­gion.

‘‘We have got big plans, in­clud­ing a moun­tain­bike park on Colo­nial Knob, which will add even more ex­it­ing cy­cling tracks for all bike rid­ers.’’

For in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Rob MacIn­tyre on 027 2277 445 or visit Face­book and search: Mana Cy­cle Group.

Messrs Fix-it: Mana Cy­cle Group pres­i­dent Rob MacIn­tyre and bike me­chanic Daryl Young will fix bikes for free on Satur­day.

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