News

Midpul Bridge Closing 6 Feb

As part of the Gateway Shopping Centre development, the site contractors must re-align the Midpul Cycleway bridge.

To allow this to occur, the bridge will be closed from 6 Feb to 20 March.

During this time, please use the alternate route along Temple Terrace, and crossing via the traffic lights at the Stuart Highway intersection.  Please take care when crossing the busy roads.

Christmas Opening Hours

Spokes NT will be closed from Christmas Day until Wednesday 4the January.

Yep, we’re going to award ourselves an extra day.

We’ll be open until 4pm on Christmas Eve (Saturday) for your last-minute Christmas purchases

Have a wonderful and safe Christmas, and see you in 2017.

Midpul Bridge Closure – Update

Due to unexpected complexities with the construction of the footings for the Midpul Bridge diversion, the bridge closure has been delayed.

The bridge is currently open, and will remain so until construction begins, this is now likely the first week in January 2017.

Despite the bridge remaining open and a route available, Spokes NT still recommends avoiding the area completely and using the safer, alternate route along Temple Tce, and crossing with the assistance of traffic lights at the Temple Tce/Stuart Highway intersection.

Whilst a little further to ride, we believe this to be a much safer option.

We will post here when the bridge closure occurs.

The red line shows the recommended alternate route. This map does not accurately show the new works.

Safety Recall Notice – GT, Cannondale, Mongoose

We’ve received a safety recall notice from our GT, Cannondale and Mongoose Suppliers.  If you’ve purchased one of the following 2017 range of bikes, please stop riding immediately and contact Spokes NT.

2017 CANNONDALE: Quick 4 (Men’s and Women’s), Quick Disc 5 (Men’s and Women’s), Quick
7 (Men’s and Women’s), Quick 8 (Men’s and Women’s), Quick CX 3, Quick CX 4

2017 GT BICYCLES: Avalanche Sport (Men’s and Women’s), Avalanche Comp, Aggressor Expert
(Men’s and Women’s), Aggressor Comp, Karakoram Sport, Transeo 5.0 (Men’s and Women’s)

2017 MONGOOSE: Switchback Comp, Switchback Sport.

The recall notice is related to the stem on particular models, which may develop cracking at the faceplate or stem body which may lead to failure of the stem securely holding the handle bars to the bicycle, potentially resulting in the rider losing control.

For more information, please see the following:

Midpul Bridge temporary closure

The Midpul Bridge will close temporarily (Oct 27 to Nov 8) to allow the developers of the Gateway Shopping Centre to re-route the approach to the bridge.

During this time, a temporary crossing will be in place at the end of Yarrawonga Road.

Spokes NT recommends avoiding the area completely and using a safer, alternate route along Temple Tce, and crossing with the assistance of traffic lights at the Temple Tce/Stuart Highway intersetion.  Whilst a little further to ride, we believe this to be a much safer option.

 

The red line shows the recommended alternate route.  This map does not accurately show the new works.

Midpul Bridge Diversion

As part of construction of the Gateway Shopping Centre, it will be necessary to redirect the Midpul Bridge, which provides cycle and pedestrian access from Palmerston to the cycle path connecting to Robertson Barracks and Greater Darwin.

This will involve temporarily closing the bridge and providing an alternate route, including a street-level crossing of Stuart Highway.

The contractors, Tactical Group have provided an information leaflet with more details.  If you have any questions, please contact us at the shop, or check the contact details provided in the leaflet.

Christmas Opening Hours

We will be closed for the Christmas break.

Closed from December 25 (Christmas Day)

Reopening on Saturday January 2

We’ll be open until 6pm on Christmas Eve for your last-minute Christmas purchases

Have a wonderful and safe Christmas, and see you in 2016.
Spend some time with the ones you love, and on a bike.
Ride for the love of it!

SR Suntour Fork Recall

GT Have notified that three models of 2015 GT Bicycles may be affected by a SR Suntour Front Suspension Fork recall.

The affected bicycle forks are SR SUNTOUR Bicycle Fork models, M3010 (26”), M3020 (24” and 26”), M3030 (26”, 27.5” and 29”) and XCT (20”, 26”, 27.5” and 29”) manufactured between November 1, 2014 and January 27, 2015 with serial numbers between K#141101 through K#150127.

The potentially affected GT Bicycles models are:
– 2015 GT Aggressor Sport
– 2015 GT Aggressor 26” XS
– 2015 GT Aggressor 24”

If you have bought one of the above models, please contact us on 08 8931 3111 to confirm the serial number of your fork and if further action is required to address the recall.

Thank you
The Spokes NT Team

Spokes NT will be closed on ANZAC Day

We will be observing ANZAC Day, and remembering the sacrifices made over the past 100 years.

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We’ll be closed for the day, and re-open on Sunday for normal trading 10am to 3pm.

Ladies Ride: International Womens Day.

This Saturday Sunday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. Camilla will be leading a ladies Mountain Bike ride in the morning, followed by refreshments. Check out full details on the DORC page.