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Evans Cycles is opening the UK’s biggest bike shop, with an event at the Cheetham Hill store tomorrow. Sir Chris Hoy will be at the opening of the 17,500ft facility, which the brand says signals ‘the growing strength of cycling in the UK, as well as Evans Cycles’ confidence in the future of sales bricks and mortar retail”.
The new Evans Cycles store is located in Cheetham Hill Retail Park, just a few miles from Manchester city centre. Covering 17,554 square feet, the UK’s largest bike shop will stock over 400 bikes covering road, hybrid mountain bikes, e-bikes and kids’ bikes, from name brands including Specialized, Cannondale, Trek, Brompton , HOY and Raleigh.
Clothing and accessories are also available from brands such as Endura, Giro, KALAS and Shimano. The store will also serve the local community with a fully equipped workshop where customers can have their bikes serviced or repaired by a mechanic. It will be open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On Saturday, February 26, Evans Cycles will host an in-store launch event, featuring six-time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy from 1-4 p.m. As well as having the opportunity to meet cycling royalty, the first hundred visitors to meet Sir Chris Hoy will also receive a signed copy of his bestselling book ‘How to Ride a Bike’.
In-store customers will also receive a one-time 10% discount on bikes, have the option to book a free ‘Bronze’ bike service, and the chance to win a Brompton Electric worth over 2,800 £.
Commenting on the opening of the new store, Sir Chris Hoy said: “The past few years have been extremely difficult for so many people across the country, but one of the silver linings has been the rise of families who have turned to two wheels.
“As a key retailer of HOY bikes, I understand the knowledge and expertise imparted by physical bike stores like Evans Cycles. Access to stores like this plays an important role in developing the next generation cyclists, and I can’t wait to meet some of them on Saturday!”
Matthew Atkinson, Head of Cycling Strategy at Evans Cycles, added: “We are delighted to announce the opening of the UK’s largest cycle store at our new store in Cheetham Hill. Manchester is a very important location for us and this will be our third store in town.
“With over 400 bikes on display, the new store is equipped with a TRI UK space showcasing time trial bikes as well as swimming and racing areas, a dedicated e-bike space, a fitting studio from BikeFitting.com, as well as a dedicated co-worker training center where all full-time co-workers will be trained to Shimano service center standards.”