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Since 1988 Hillbrick Bicycles have been advising, designing and manufacturing frames and bikes for recreational and elite cyclists who’ve reached the pinnacle of world cycling.
When it was realised that a standard "off the shelf" production bicycle was not suitable for the daily demands of bicycle policing, Hillbrick Bicycles, an Australian-owned company was commissioned by the NSW Police Force Bicycle Training and Coordination Unit to design and produce a bicycle at a competitive price that could handle the mixed terrain and daily use involved with bicycle policing.
After 18 months of development and consultation with the NSW Police The ‘Hawk’ Police Bicycle was officially launched on the 2nd of July 2008 .
Every aspect of this bicycle has been given careful consideration from the choice of frame tubing down to every component of the bicycle. Nothing on this bicycle is used without functionality and durability being of the utmost importance.
Most importantly with Police officers spending up to 40 hours per week on these bikes, standard recreational bicycles previously used by police have been unable to keep up with operational demands. The frame geometry has been designed to allow police to adopt a more upright riding position, better suited to performing bicycle policing, delivering good balance to the bicycle and maintaining a stable steering geometry.
Due to the positive response, and benifits seen by using a custom made rapid response bicycle, a number of Police forces have joined NSW and now use the Hillbrick Rapid Response Police Bicycle. Proactive policing by bicycle patrols play an important part in crime reduction and Hillbrick Bicycles ‘World’s Best Practice’ approach allow's all Australian Police forces the opportunity to be world leader’s in bicycle policing.
The Hillbrick Rapid Response Police Bicycle is not limited to just Policing but also has uses in the security and ambulance fields.