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New bike shop opens at Preston Railway Station ahead of bike hub

Posted on - 3rd September, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, News, Preston City Centre, Preston Railway Station, Transport
Leisure Lakes shop at Preston Station

Leisure Lakes shop at Preston Station

A new bike shop has opened at Preston’s Railway station.

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As the work continues on the revamp of the station there’s a boost for cyclists.

Leisure Lakes Bikes have launched their new store at the side of the station.

The family-run firm has been operating since 1981 and decided to expand to the station as part of the revamp.

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Marketing manager Beth Noy said: “As a family business we have been working hard for over 36 years to provide quality bikes and accessories to get people out riding, and enjoying it.

“It’s been great to see cycling growing so much in our home town, Preston, and we are all so proud to be on board with such a great project; the Virgin Trains Bike Hub will improve cycling access to the city by giving commuters convenient and easy to storage for their bikes.

“We are confident that this new storage facility, combined with our bike servicing offers and bike hire will get more people riding their bikes to work and exploring the many cycling routes throughout the city.”

The bike hub will be accessible direct from the platforms at Preston Station

The bike hub will be accessible direct from the platforms at Preston Station

The shop is due to be open initially from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturdays (5pm on Saturdays) and closed on Sundays. Once the bike hub is open it will be open from 7am to 7pm Monday to Thursday, until 6pm on Fridays and 9am to 5pm on Saturdays.

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The revamp of the station is also to include space for 200 bikes in the Preston Bike Hub.

Keen cyclists who sign up get a free key fob and access to lock up their bike (first 200).

What do you think about the station revamp? Do you cycle in Preston? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below

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