Family-run cycling retailer Leisure Lakes Bikes has opened the doors of its new store in Preston —where the business was first established in 1981.
The Preston Hub can be found at Preston Train Station, meaning customers can visit the store straight from the platform. Here’s why you should call into the Preston Hub while in this Lancashire city:
What’s available at the Preston Hub
As you can expect, Leisure Lakes Bikes’ Preston Hub is the place to find a wide variety of road bikes, mountain bikes, electric bikes and folding bikes for men, women and children. Cycling clothing, parts and accessories are also stocked at the store — all from the top brands in the industry.
The Preston Hub is far from just a standard store though. You can:
- Book your bike in for a service or repairs which are carried out by Cytech trained mechanics.
- Join Leisure Lakes Bikes’ Workshop Club, where you could save up to 36 per cent on bike servicing.
- Become part of Leisure Lakes Bikes’ VIP Club, where you can enjoy exclusive benefits and offers.
- Hire a bike to use around Preston, including state-of-the-art models from an expansive electric hire bike fleet.
- Buy an individual key fob for £5 in order to gain access to the nearby Virgin Trains Bike Hub.
The partnership between the Preston Hub and the Virgin Trains Bike Hub
The Leisure Lakes Bikes Preston Hub and Virgin Trains Bike Hub partnership is part of a £2 million project that has been launched by Preston Council in an attempt to substantially improve all aspects of cycling around the area.
An independent structure that will be based next door to the new Leisure Lakes Bikes store, the Virgin Trains Bike Hub features:
- Enough space to accommodate up to 200 bikes at a time.
- Access for users 24 hours a day.
- Simple access to platforms at Preston Train Station. While the Virgin Trains Bike Hub is separate from the main building of the train station, new access is being constructed so that commuters can safely lock up their bike and get straight into the station.
- Use of exclusive changing rooms.
Looking into the partnership, Leisure Lakes Bikes’ Lucy Noy told Virgin Trains: “We’re really excited to be a part of the Virgin Trains project that is continuing to improve cycling in Preston; and to give people the opportunity to hire bikes right from the train station to enjoy the Guild Wheel and the surrounding bike paths.”