Big Bike Fix Up fixes the climate, one bike at a time

Volunteer mechanics from Cycle Aware Wellington and Mamachari Bicycles marked the climate change global working party on 10/10/10 by fixing bikes – for free.

Nine volunteers fixed about 30 bikes in a six-hour session at Wellington’s Waitangi Park. Some just required tyre-pumping and a brake alignment, while more advanced fixes included a bottom bracket repack and reassembly of a 4-speed Sturmey-Archer hub.

Spokesperson for 350 Aotearoa, Sam Rye, says 350 is part of an international campaign to unite the world around solutions to climate change.

“Our mission is to inspire climate action in communities across New Zealand.”

“Our focus is on the number 350–as in parts per million CO2. If we can’t get below that, scientists say, the damage we’re already seeing from global warming will continue and accelerate.”

Bike fix-up events were also held in Auckland, New Plymouth, Christchurch and Dunedin.

Caption: Cycle Aware Wellington volunteers Dion and Willemijn fix a classic Raleigh 4-speed for another 50 years of reliable service. Dion and Will


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