Lock-up boost for city cyclists

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A CYCLIST from Sheffield is opening the first city indoor bike parking facility to ease the stress of commuters’ journeys to work.

The new secure bike lock-up in Sheffield city centre is the brain child of Alex Gunn, of Crookes, and is the first of its kind in the city.

Cyclists can leave their bikes in a safe lock-up inside Alex’s bike repair business Bike Rehab at Unit 7 Devonshire Business Park, Wellington Street.

They can also get changed – and have a cup of tea or coffee – before heading to work.

Alex said: “Sheffield is an incredible place to be a cyclist – the Peak District has some of the best terrain in the UK and there is a brilliant road cycling scene.

“But we are lagging behind other cities in cycling infrastructure for the everyday commuter cyclist. There aren’t enough places to store bikes safely and it’s more important than ever to have a facility like this.”

Between 2001 and 2011, cycle journeys in Sheffield rose from 3,520 to 6,713.