Evans Cycles, the UK's largest chain of specialist bike shops, has announced the opening of its brand new Leicester store.
Following the launch of the Fix Your Bike Scheme, customers will be able to use their free £50 voucher to get their bicycle repaired and back on the road. Evans say the new Leicester store, and their participation in the Fix Your Bike Scheme, represent Evans Cycles' commitment to maintaining a strong physical presence within the community and providing excellent face-to-face service to the UK's growing number of cyclists.
And if the photos above are any indication, the new store looks to be well worth a visit.
With over 11,500 square feet of floor space, the new store will stock over 300 bikes for customers to see in person as well as the latest products from leading brands like Trek, Specialised, Cannondale, Brompton, Pinnacle, Raleigh, Castelli, GORE, FOX, and Endura.
The store also comes complete with a fully equipped workshop and Shimano Service Centre - offering expert mechanical assistance and quick turnarounds with Evans Cycles' new 24 Hour Servicing Pledge.
In addition to the new store's state-of-the-art furnishings, customers at the new Leicester store will also have access to 0% Finance, Price Match, Free Click & Collect, Free test rides and Evans Cycles' market leading Ride to Work Scheme.
Open through lockdown
Whilst the lockdown in Leicester has begun to be eased, with parts of the city now re-open for business, the centrally located Evans Cycles branch is located within an area still under strict restrictions. As a transport provider bicycle shops are listed as essential retailers on the Government's official guidance, therefore permitting the new store to remain open throughout the lockdown.
In line with all Evans Cycles shops, strict safety measures have been introduced in the new store including limiting how many customers can enter at any given time, marking out '2 metre zones' throughout the shop floor and eradicating touch points within the payment process. From the 24th July, it will also be mandatory for customers to wear a face covering within the store.
As well as helping large numbers of the public now turning to two-wheeled transport, Evans Cycles have also provided hundreds of free bike MOTs to key workers throughout the coronavirus pandemic. This service will continue at the new Leicester branch, meaning key workers can have their tyres pumped up, brakes adjusted and access expert mechanical advice completely free of charge.
Commenting on the opening of the new store, Matthew Atkinson - Head of Retail at Evans Cycles, said: "It is fantastic to today announce the opening of our brand new Leicester store, replacing the old site at Upperton 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. With over 300 bikes stocked on-site, and access to some of the world's best cycling brands, we look forward to helping Leicester's growing number of cyclists Enjoy the Ride at our brand new City store."
Opening times for the new Evans Cycles Leicester store are 9am - 6pm Monday - Saturday, and 10am - 5pm on Sundays and bank holidays.