Bicycle stand finally up and running

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A bicycle stand located next to Ryleys Lane Car Park will finally be completed today (Wednesday, 14th June) since months after installation work started.

Councillor Craig Browne said "Residents will recall that the concrete base was put down before Christmas, but there has been a delay due to parts of the bicycle stand being missing from the original order.

"These have now arrived and the contractors are due to finish the work on Wednesday, after which the bicycle stand will be in use."

Updated: Thursday 15th June 6pm - Contractors have now finished off the bicycle stand and it is ready for use.

Cycling, Ryleys Lane Car Park


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Jon Williams
Wednesday 14th June 2017 at 8:01 pm
Just been past it and it still looks unfinished
Fiona Doorbar
Thursday 15th June 2017 at 7:23 am
In my opinion a waste of money!
Geoff Hall
Tuesday 20th June 2017 at 10:51 am
The roof was surplus to requirements from another project in the area and would probably have been scrapped if the Parish Council had not secured it for this site. The hoops were paid for as a private donation by a member of the Parish Council.
The time put in to getting the stand installed was given free of charge by (unpaid) Parish Councillors and Youth Councillors.
It is a small step towards encouraging people to come to the park on bikes rather than by car.
Kriss Coombes
Tuesday 20th June 2017 at 3:59 pm
Well done and many thanks to both the Parish Councillors and Youth Councillors for their extra time and financial support, not just for this project, but many others to which they so generously contribute. I wonder how many people realise that many of them, including Craig Browne, get stuck in with jobs around the village such as litter picking, weeding, painting, planting bulbs and flowers, cleaning road signs and cutting back overgrown hedges to expose road signs...... possibly more !
Bob Bracegirdle
Tuesday 20th June 2017 at 5:22 pm
A "Stand" now "running"?

Which is it?