Wholesome decisions for staying match and getting round
“CityNews” spoke with main companies deeply dedicated to supplying and sustaining Canberra’s two-wheeled transport choices.
WHETHER for ease, monetary or health causes, extra individuals are seeing and having fun with the advantages of commuting on two wheels.
For cyclists Canberra gives an intricate community of cycle paths making the journey to work a scenic and cheap experience.
For motorcyclists, it’s the liberty to maneuver by way of visitors and all for a fraction of the price of a automobile.
Listed below are some main companies deeply dedicated to supplying and sustaining Canberra’s two-wheeled transport choices.
‘Above and past’ bike mechanic
HD Hospital has equipped and serviced Harley Davidson bikes for six years now, says proprietor Dave.
“I’ve been a mechanic since I used to be 15, however bike apprenticeships weren’t obtainable,” he says.
“So I’ve now serviced every part within the business, from buses to bikes and every part in between, however I’ve all the time been keen about bikes.
“I’ve hung round bikers since I used to be 14, and I owned my first Triumph at 19.”
Dave says he hasn’t obtained a foul evaluate in his six years of operating HD Hospital.
“My work is all the time within the buyer’s favour,” he says.
“My opinions say all of it, a number of prospects say I am going above and past.
“I’ve an open-door coverage, I’m blissful to assist with something and I give folks a cause to return again.
“Individuals aren’t intimidated by me, I’m pleasant and I’m probably the most passionate bike proprietor on the planet.
“I additionally run Complete Motor Service, with a full service and customized work. Simply name.”
He additionally says he takes a number of pleasure in his store.
“It’s an old-school ‘70s vibe, a extremely good vibe,” he says.
HD Hospital, 15/18 Whyalla Avenue, Fyshwick. Name 0403 175304, or discover them on Fb.
Make it an economical commute
COOKIES Cycles has been working in Franklin since 2015, says proprietor David Cook dinner, and gives a wide variety of scooters, skateboards and bikes in analog and electrical.
“With the present rises in the price of dwelling Cookies Cycles have electrical bikes for commuters that can lower your expenses on gasoline and parking,” he says.
“With electrical bikes beginning at $1000, the associated fee to set your self as much as begin commuting and bettering health has by no means been higher.
“We have now bikes from Shogun, Smartmotion, NCM and XDS in inventory and able to take a look at experience.
“For those who would like to affix the e-scooter craze we even have a wide variety of fashions from Shogun, Emove and Vsett.”
David says scooters for adults begin at $850.
“For those who purchase a motorbike or scooter from Cookies Cycles you’ll not pay any labour for repairs for 12 months. If there’s a guarantee drawback you pay nothing, but when it isn’t guarantee – a flat tyre or an accident – you solely pay for elements and the crew and I’ll repair your experience,” he says.
“You additionally get a free service at three and 10 months, and a ten per cent low cost on elements and equipment for 12 months.
“Cookies Cycles service and restore all merchandise they promote, and can do mechanical repairs on most manufacturers.
“The one factor we don’t do is electrical repairs on manufacturers that we don’t promote.”
Cookies Cycles, 227 Flemington Highway, Franklin. Name 6242 0338 or go to cookiescycles.com.au
Flatten the hills and benefit from the experience
SWITCHED on Cycles is an area Canberra enterprise that has been designing, importing, promoting, customising, servicing and repairing e-bikes since 2008, says proprietor Simone Annis.
“That’s 15 years’ expertise in serving to folks stay more healthy and extra sustainable lives,” she says.
“We promote a lot of fashions, and our bikes are nice for commuting as a result of it can save you on parking and petrol.
“In case you are desirous to get on a motorbike, or keep in your bike for longer, however are anxious in regards to the hills, you want an e-bike.”
Simone says e-bikes flatten the hills and make using enjoyable.
“E-bikes are nice choices for individuals who wish to cut back their reliance on automobiles,” she says.
“E-bikes are additionally nice to mix with different modes of transport like attending to the tram/bus cease.”
Switched on Cycles gives a two-day trial, freed from cost, and a seven-day trial for $70.
“We give your a refund if you happen to purchase a motorbike from us,” says Simone.
“We will additionally flip your present bike into an e-bike.
“Persons are welcome, inspired to return in, e-book a trial at a time handy for each of us, and you’ll take just a few fashions out to see in the event that they work in your day by day commute.
“I like that I get to do one thing I’m keen about, which is lively journey, getting folks out of their automobiles and serving to folks to remain using longer.”
Switched on Cycles, 62 Miller Avenue, O’Connor. Name 0450 960545, or go to switchedoncycles.com.au
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Ian Meikle, editor