Specialist bike shop Evans Cycles has opened a new Leicester store in the former home of Sports Direct.
The large store, at Unit 5 in the Haymarket Shopping Centre, has more than 11,500 square feet, and stocks more than 300 bikes for customers to see, as well as the latest products from leading brands like Trek, Specialised, Cannondale, Brompton, Pinnacle, Raleigh, Castelli, GORE, FOX, and Endura.
The store also has a fully equipped workshop and Shimano service centre – offering expert mechanical assistance and quick turnarounds with Evans Cycles’ new 24 hour servicing pledge.
Customers at the new Leicester store will also have access to 0% finance, price match, free click and collect, free test rides and Evans Cycles’ Ride to Work Scheme.
Plus, following the launch of the Government’s Fix Your Bike Scheme, customers will be able to use their free £50 voucher to get their bicycle repaired and back on the road.
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, ‘two metre zones’ marked throughout the shop floor and eradicating touch points within the payment process. It is also 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 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 Monday – Saturday 9am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm, Bank Holidays 10am – 5pm.