Community pub in Derbyshire adds handy cyclists’ hub

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A pioneering pub in the Peak District has added a cycling hub to its growing list of amenities.

The Anglers Rest community pub in Bamford has built a the hub thanks to an £11,000 grant from the Peak District National Park Authority’s Cycle Friendly Places Fund.

It features six lockable bike racks, a pump and tool station.

Sally Soady, one of the directors at the Anglers Rest, said: “We had always known that there was a market out there with the cyclists who pass through Bamford, and these facilities are already helping us to tap into that.

“We had someone who stopped recently because they had a problem with their bike and they knew we had the facilities to help get them back on the road. As more people get to hear about that we have to offer through word-of-mouth, we hope it will prove to be popular with visitors and local residents.”

The pub on Taggs Knoll was bought by villagers last year. It also has a cafe and Post Office, with a combined staff of 30 locals.

It is jointly owned by more than 300 people and all the income generated stays within the community.