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Cycle megastore opens in Wetherby

Cycle megastore opens in Wetherby

Published at 1:50pm 28th May 2014. (Updated at 3:47pm 28th May 2014)

With the Tour de France just over a month away, a new £1 million shop has opened in Wetherby, claiming to be the region's largest cycle megastore.

Yorkshire's oldest cycle retailer, All Terrain Cycles, is behind the new 9,000 sq ft two-storey showroom on Audby Lane, on the outskirts of town.

The retail unit has undergone a refurbishment to transform it into a modern showroom and workshop.

With the new store, its retail outlet at Salts Mill, Saltaire, as well as a growing online business, All Terrain has become one of the largest cycle retailers in the North of England, with a turnover of £3 million. 

The business was originally established in 1907.

Managing Director Tony Booth said: "Since gaining planning permission in early April, we have pulled out all the stops to create a state-of-the-art cycling superstore.

"We've now completed the fit-out of the ground floor and first floor showrooms and workshop and have been welcoming our first customers this week.

"The timing couldn't be better, given the mounting excitement around the Grand Départ. 

"We're already seeing increasing numbers of cyclists enjoying the Yorkshire countryside and we anticipate that, much like Wimbledon, interest in the sport will increase after July as it benefits from an enhanced profile.

"We expect to see a marked uplift in sales in the 18 months after the Tour."

Pictured: Councillor Tom Murray, Lord Mayor of Leeds, with Tony Booth, Managing Director of All Terrain Cycles, at the official opening of the new Wetherby superstore