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9 October, 2020 - 21:08 By Tony Quested

Cycling retailer relocates to Grafton Centre in Cambridge

Evans Cycles, a UK-leading specialist bike shop, has opened its new Cambridge store, relocating from Chesterton Road to the Grafton shopping centre. 

With more than 1,300 square feet, the new store stocks over 60 bikes for customers to see in person as well as the latest products from leading brands like Pinnacle, Specialised, Brompton, GORE, Trek, FOX, and Endura. The store also comes complete with a fully equipped workshop, offering expert mechanical assistance and its signature 24 Hour Servicing pledge. 

As one of the leading UK cities for cycling, Cambridge sees one in three residents cycle to work on a regular basis. The new store opening coincides with Cambridge City Council applying to the Government’s £255m Emergency Active Travel Fund, in order to make road changes across Cambridgeshire and encourage more people to take up travel on two wheels. 

During the COVID-19 crisis, Evans Cycles has been providing hundreds of free bike MOTs to key workers – this service will continue at the new Cambridge store, meaning key workers can have their tyres pumped up, brakes adjusted and access expert mechanical advice completely free of charge. 

Matthew Atkinson, head of retail at Evans Cycles, said: “It is fantastic to announce the opening of our brand new Cambridge store, replacing the old site off Chesterton Road. 

“As a predominantly bricks and mortar business, we strongly value the importance of offering our customers a face-to-face experience with our expert mechanics and sales staff – giving them an insight simply not possible online. 

“The team at Evans Cycles have worked hard to ensure that all of our stores are ‘COVID-compliant’, putting in place a number of measures to protect the safety of customers. 

“As lockdown restrictions come into place once more, we understand the need for those who have to get to work doing so in a safe manner on a bike which is reliable.

“We are proud to be able to offer our services as an essential retailer, and look forward to continuing to help the people of Cambridge as one of the cycling hubs of the UK.” 

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