Central Bedfordshire Council news and press releases

New bike repair stations open for use

Monday, 28 November 2022

We've installed a series of new bike repair stations for residents to use in different locations across Central Bedfordshire, as part of a suite of wider improvements to cycling infrastructure.

Bike repair station at The Dunstable Centre

Working in partnership with bicycle storage solution company Turvec, the first round of installations has been completed at the following locations:

  • The Dunstable Centre
  • Rushmere Park
  • Houghton Regis Leisure Centre
  • Houghton Hall Park
  • Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre (Leighton Buzzard)
  • Priory House (Chicksands)
  • Marston Forest Centre (Marston Moreteyne)

Each repair station contains a stand to mount a bike on, an integrated multi-valve pump and a series of tools, such as screwdrivers, spanners, hex keys, and tyre levers. These allow cyclists to make minor repairs on the go, such as inflating flat tyres, replacing inner tubes, raising seat heights and other adjustments, and are also available for users of wheelchairs and prams to use, if needed.

Councillor Steven Dixon, our Executive Member for Sustainability and Public Protection, said:

We’re committed to enabling active travel for residents where possible, across Central Bedfordshire.

The new bike repair stations are in visible and easily accessible areas of our towns, leisure centres and close to cycle routes and local facilities.

We’re currently engaging with towns and villages across Central Bedfordshire on proposed route networks as part of our emerging Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) and the new bike repair stations help support cycling to become the first choice of active travel for short journeys.

Another round of installations will be completed in the coming weeks in the following locations:

  • Ampthill
  • Arlesey
  • Biggleswade
  • Cranfield
  • Dunstable
  • Flitwick
  • Leighton-Linslade
  • Potton
  • Sandy
  • Shefford
  • Stotfold