Cycle Republic has opened the doors this week to its second Scottish store following its launch in Edinburgh last year. The expansion comes as part of significant investment in the Cycling Action Plan for Scotland. The proposal outlines an ambitious strategy proposed by Transport Scotland to have ten per cent of everyday journeys made via bike by 2020.
The Scottish Government has committed to maintaining record levels of cycling investment for the remainder of their parliamentary term. The investment will be utilised as part of a six-year plan to enhance infrastructure and change behaviour towards sustainable travel.
The introduction of new facilities such as the Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow and new bike path routes in the city has enhanced cycling opportunities.
Peter Kimberly, Cycle Republic managing director, said: “I’m delighted to open Glasgow; our 20th store in just over three years. Scotland has seen huge uplift in cycling recently and I wanted Cycle Republic here to support wherever possible. As always, we’ll bring an incredible range of award-winning cycle brands and an unparalleled workshop experience to our customers.”
Cycle Republic Glasgow can be found at 107 – 109 Bothwell Street.
The retailer is carrying cycling brands including Boardman, Basso, Haibike, Mavic, Kask, Bern, Pearl Izumi and Gore as well as the new range of French designed Lapierre bikes. A specific female range featuring the exclusive Pendleton and Orla Kiely bikes are also stocked.