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Olympian Cyclist Gives Thumbs-Up to New Manchester City Centre Bike Hub

Olympian cyclist Steven Burke gave his personal endorsement to a major new development for cyclists in Manchester city centre last weekend – the City Tower Cycle Hub in Piccadilly Gardens.

The new development is a first for the city of Manchester and has everything that a commuting cyclist may need, since it is designed to make cycling to work in Manchester city centre easy and convenient.

For under £1 a day, cyclists will have access to facilities including changing areas, lockers, toilets and showers – plus secure parking for up to 200 bicycles. Also on-site will be the Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative, which will offer bicycle repair and servicing, training courses on bike maintenance and a pick-up point for cycle-related goods ordered from the retailer online.

Steven Burke was invited to have an early preview of the new cycle hub at City Tower on Friday by Transport for Greater Manchester (TFGM), following his gold medal triumph at London 2012. He seemed impressed, saying: “It was great to see the new hub facility at City Tower. It’s got everything you could ask for as a commuter, and hopefully it’ll encourage even more people in the city to ride their bikes to work.”