Today (6 June) will see Edinburgh-set The Bike Station host a World Record attempt to fix as many punctured bicycle inner tubes as possible in 30 minutes.
As part of Bike Week and the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling, the aim is to repair at least 400 inner tubes – but with no current record for the greatest number of puncture fixes in 30 minutes, anything near that is likely to stand.
Steve Hynd, manager at The Bike Station, said: “Increasingly people aren’t learning to how to repair an inner tube, this leads to waste, but also stops people from cycling more. So we decided to create a new World Record to show just how quick and easy it is to patch an inner tube.”
The record attempt is being supported by Weldtite, which will provide 300 Red Devil glueless puncture repair kits. Weldtite Marketing Manager Dan Leather added: “We are happy to support the event by providing the kits.”
The Bike Station is a social enterprise and charity based in Edinburgh and Perth, which aims to encourage and promote good mental and physical health through encouraging people to cycle. It also said it helps people learn to ride their bicycles safely and encourages upcycling, recycling and promoting cycling as a means of transport.