Orewa Lions are disappointed that the community bike repair station they erected at Te Ara Tahuna/Orewa Estuary walk and cycleway was recently vandalised.
The bike station, located near the toilet in Western Reserve, features a stand to hang a bike from with tools for bike repairs and a pump attached.
Last week almost all the tools, including the pump, were cut off by vandals – a task which would have required bolt cutters.
The station was put up around four months ago and Mandy Hebben of Orewa Lions says this is extremely disappointing – not least because it was designed to be vandal proof.
The bike repair station was paid for with funds raised from community events and provided to assist the many local and visiting bike riders who use the Orewa Estuary cycleway.
Mandy says that Orewa Lions will talking with Auckland Council about the issue, including whether to relocate the repair station to a place that has better night lighting.