A NEW bike repair stand has been installed at the all-weather lifeboat station in Hoylake.

Set up and funded by Wirral Council, the repair stand by Hoylake RNLI is just part of wider efforts being made to improve cycling facilities across the borough.

The repair stand has a free to use rack, pump and a variety of maintenance tools so that cyclists can help keep their bikes in top condition.

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(Hoylake RNLI)

Hoylake RNLI coxswain Andy Dodd said: "We are always pleased to welcome the community to our lifeboat station.

"We hope that the new repair stand encourages more cyclists to take a pit stop and carry out maintenance, while taking the opportunity to see our state-of-the-art lifeboat and learn about the lifesaving work of the RNLI and its volunteer crews."

The spot has been chosen due to Hoylake promenade being a busy route for local and visiting cyclists and September 11 saw 120 of the world's best riders speed past the Hoylake RNLI station.