New Bradford city centre cycling hub opens!
A long empty city centre shop unit has been transformed into an inclusive cycle hub as Bradford prepares to welcome the Tour de Yorkshire.
The hub, in the old Sportsshoes Unlimited unit on the ground floor of the NCP car park on Hall Ings, will be run by Bradford Disability Sport and Leisure and will act as a base for Bradford Disability Cycling Club.
It will contain an indoor cycle track for traffic free cycle coaching, as well as secure, staffed cycle parking for commuters for £1 per day with showering and changing facilities.
The hub will be open open to the public from 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday.
There will also be a bike maintenance workshop run by BDSL volunteers. There are bikes of all shapes and sizes, many of which were specially designed or adapted for people with physical or mental disabilities. The fleet of bikes here are used for inclusive rides for people of mixed ability providing a brilliant resource to encourage cycling for all.
The hub is initially temporary until the Tour de Yorkshire on April 30. There is the possibility of the hub becoming a more permanent fixture if additional funding can be secured.
Cycling themed displays from artist and cyclist Tim Curtis will adorn the windows and parades of cyclists will use the unit as the start point for themed rides around the city centre as part of the Creative Streets events.
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