Bike stores take prime city locations amid cycling boom


City centres have seen an influx of bike shops in prime locations as consumers have taken to cycling during lockdown.

Sports retailer Start Fitness has penned a deal to take a space on Newcastle’s Northumberland Street.

The location used to be home to Outfit, a store that brought together Arcadia brands Topshop, Topman and Miss Selfridge under one roof, and has also housed a Primark.

Start Fitness, which is based in the Northeast, will open on Newcastle’s most famous shopping street to sell a range of sports products including its extensive bike and cycling goods ranges, many of which are brands exclusive to the local area.

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