BikeAid to the rescue when cyclists run into trouble

A BikeAid vending machine at the Punggol Waterway Park, located under the Sentul Crescent bridge. Cyclists can buy items such as tyre levers, inner tubes and repair kits, while other park users can buy first-aid kits, ponchos and mosquito patch kits,
A BikeAid vending machine at the Punggol Waterway Park, located under the Sentul Crescent bridge. Cyclists can buy items such as tyre levers, inner tubes and repair kits, while other park users can buy first-aid kits, ponchos and mosquito patch kits, among other things, from the machines.ST PHOTO: ALVIN HO

They can buy what they need to fix bikes from vending machines at park connectors in Punggol

Need to fix a flat tyre while cycling on a park connector? Help is available as a vending machine and a repair stand nearby have the items and tools necessary for repair.

Since earlier this year, vending machines dubbed BikeAid - selling items such as tyre levers, inner tubes and repair kits - have been set up at park connectors in Punggol Waterway Park, Punggol Point Park and Punggol Promenade Riverside Walk. The items cost between $8 and $50.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 16, 2018, with the headline 'BikeAid to the rescue when cyclists run into trouble'. Print Edition | Subscribe