The Englightened Bicycles: Pearsall Hocking Community Centre sculpture promotes active lifestyle

Tony Pankiw's sculpture The Enlightened Bicycles at the Pearsall Hocking Community Centre. Picture: Marie Nirme d460628
The Englightened Bicycles: Pearsall Hocking Community Centre sculpture promotes active lifestyle
Tony Pankiw's sculpture The Enlightened Bicycles at the Pearsall Hocking Community Centre. Picture: Marie Nirme d460628

A FLOCK of bicycles at the Pearsall Hocking Community Centre is designed to promote the benefits of active lifestyles.

Artist Tony Pankiw’s sculpture The Enlightened Bicycles has a flying bicycles that are bolted in place with a bike rack below to house 10 bikes.

The artwork stands outside the $3.9 million centre, which will open to the public from next Thursday, October 13.

City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said the sculpture would provide a unique sense of pride and encourage residents to walk or ride to the centre.

“The Pearsall Hocking Community Centre has a host of modern facilities including change rooms, showers and lockers that support leaving the car at home and using alternative ways to travel to the centre,” she said.

“The centre is also very disability friendly with wheelchair access and facilities that focus on including people of all ages and abilities.”

The centre on Willespie Drive in Pearsall will provide for a wide range of community uses from playgroups, meetings, social functions, educational and indoor recreational activities.