Fairlie - it really spins her wheels

20:17, Jul 22 2014
Jo O’Neill
AFTERNOON DELIGHT: Jo O’Neill has a rollicking time on a bike donated to Heartland Services in Fairlie, while Joanne O’Neill looks on.

Going for a ride around Fairlie just got easier.

Fairlie Heartland Services co-ordinator Anne Thomson wanted to make it easier for visitors to discover what the town had to offer, so she asked the public to donate any old or unwanted bikes.

They will be available for visitors to borrow from outside the Fairlie Resource Centre, from mid-August.

"To date we have been donated five bikes and while we asked for old or unwanted bikes, the ones we have received are fairly presentable," Thomson said.

"We are going to loan them out for free, but we might keep some sort of an ID so we can be sure the bikes will be brought back.

"We will also provide the helmets. We might make them bright pink. No-one would want to steal those."

The organisation has advertised on Facebook and had a positive response, but more bikes are needed.

"Ideally we would like one for each pole outside Heartland," Thomson said.


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