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24-hour bike repair pitstop opens in Great Guildford Street

A 'pink pitstop' for cyclists to pump up their bike tyres or carry out basic repairs has been unveiled outside the Bankside Community Space in Great Guildford Street.

24-hour bike repair pitstop opens in Great Guildford Street
Members of the consortium which has installed the work stand and pump
24-hour bike repair pitstop opens in Great Guildford Street
Better Bankside's Sophie Tyler tries out the equipment at the 'pink pitstop'

Better Bankside has teamed up with a consortium of sustainable transport organisations to make the cycle repair work stand and track pump available to local cyclists.

The bike repair stand provides a stable mount for any bike and comes with eight tools to make adjustments and repairs on the spot.

Located outside the Bankside Community Space on Great Guildford Street, it is bolted to the pavement for stability and security. The pitstop is close to Tate Modern and is just a few metres away from Cycle Superhighway 7 in Southwark Bridge Road.

Resplendent in Better Bankside's trademark pink, the stand's I-beam design prevents bicycles from being locked to it.

Instruction stickers on the stand indicate how cyclists should use the tools. The pump comes with a built-in gauge that fits most common tyre valves.

Repair tools include tyre levers, allen keys and an adjustable wrench, tethered by aircraft cables.

The equipment has been supplied by Cyclehoop whose other local projects include a public bike pump in Kennington Road and eye-catching bike racks in Waterloo Road.

The consortium funding the Bankside bike repair stand and pump station includes Better Bankside and Transport for London through the Bid4BIDS programme.

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