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Public bicycle pumps installed at University of York

Image credit: the University of York
Image credit: the University of York
Image credit: the University of York

Four bicycle pumps have been installed for public use on campus at the University of York, with further pumps to be put in place over the next year, it was announced today.

Pumps are being installed in Derwent, Goodricke and Alcuin Colleges today; later installments will be placed in the south of campus, near the students’ union building and James College. The bicycle pump valves will fit a wide range of models and hold integrated pressure gauges, The Yorker understands.

Fitting the bicycle pumps is a victory for the Sport President of the students’ union, Isaac Beevor, who pledged in his election manifesto last year to “Promote general well being of students by encouraging students to cycle by placing bike pumps at porters desk in each college.”

“Another one of my manifesto pledges was to get bike pumps around campus,” Beevor wrote on Facebook today. “Never would I have thought that we would be getting Public Bike Pumps around every College… But they are here!! 4 are being installed today and the next 4 in the near future.”

Beevor told The Yorker:

I cannot believe it! It is absolutely amazing that the bike pumps are here. They were confirmed and ordered a while ago and I’m so excited that they have arrived. It is a considerable investment by the University and means that it will be so much easier for students to cycle around and keep their bikes in good shape.

York is one of the most popular cities in the country for cycling. Many students and staff at the University of York cycle to and from campus.