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Preston Station bike hub with space for 200 cyclists to leave their bikes opens

Posted on - 20th October, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, News, Preston City Centre, Transport
Inside the new bike hub

Inside the new bike hub

A new bike store has opened at Preston Railway Station allowing cyclists to store their bikes.

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More than 200 bikes can be stored at the Preston Bike Hub and it has 24-hour secured access.

Next to the Leisure Lakes shop the new building on the side of the station is now open for use.

It’s part of Virgin Trains plan to get more people cycling to catch the train, and they are spending £1.8m on five bike hubs across the UK.

Virgin Trains project manager Paul Holland said: “We want to encourage sustainable transport to and from our stations by providing opportunities for seamless and sustainable end-to-end customer journeys.”

You need to register to be able to access the bike hub via a key fob, details from the staff at Preston Station or Leisure Lakes

You need to register to be able to access the bike hub via a key fob, details from the staff at Preston Station or Leisure Lakes

Leisure Lakes have opened their new brand offering bike repairs and plenty of other cycling kit.

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.”

The new Leisure Lakes store at Preston Station, the bike hub is next door

The new Leisure Lakes store at Preston Station, the bike hub is next door

Read more: New bridge will allow cycle route between Avenham Park and the Station

Further work on Preston Station is continuing as Virgin Trains continues redevelopment work on the grade-II listed station, including adding new shops and improved entrance ways.

Do you cycle in Preston? What do you think about the bike hub? Will you use it? Let us know in the comments below

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