Hoylake RNLI to help cyclists with new community bike repair stand

Lifeboats News Release

Cyclists using Hoylake Promenade are being offered a helping hand by Hoylake RNLI with the installation of a new bike repair stand at the all-weather lifeboat station.

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The new free bike repair stand at Hoylake RNLI lifeboat station will help local cyclists
The repair stand offers cyclists the free use of a rack, pump and a variety of maintenance tools for keeping their bikes in top condition while enjoying Hoylake's scenic promenade and coastline.

Set up and funded through a Wirral Council initiative, the repair stand forms part of wider efforts to improve cycling facilities across the Borough at popular destinations.

Hoylake Promenade is a busy route for local and visiting cyclists. On Wednesday 11 September it played host to stage five of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, where 120 of the world’s best riders, including Wirral's own Steve Cummings, sped past Hoylake RNLI lifeboat Station and its Shannon class lifeboat Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood.

Hoylake RNLI Coxswain Andy Dodd said: 'We are always pleased to welcome the community to our lifeboat station. We hope that the new repair stand encourages more cyclists to take a pit stop and carry out maintenance, while taking the opportunity to see our state-of-the-art lifeboat and learn about the lifesaving work of the RNLI and its volunteer crews.'

The bike repair stand is another important community asset hosted at Hoylake RNLI lifeboat station, where a portable defibrillator was also installed in 2017 in partnership with the North West Ambulance Service. The defibrillator is accessible 24 hours a day by calling 999 to gain an access code.

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Cyclists pass Hoylake RNLI lifeboat station during the OVO Energy Tour of Britain

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The bike service point features a rack, pump and a variety of maintenance tools

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