Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op opens sixth branch. The new store is in Sheffield and was formerly a car dealership

Swords into ploughshares; car dealerships into bike shops

The new store is on Abbeyfield Road, a major commuter route into Sheffield. It’s adjacent to the River Sheaf cyclepath. The 8,000sq ft premises were most recently occupied by a car dealership.

Edinburgh Bike Co-op’s slogan is "The Revolution Will Not Be Motorised" and this is the second acquisition of a car showroom. The Manchester store was formerly a Jaguar garage.

Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op stocks bikes from Specialized, Marin, Commencal, Ridgeback, Cannondale, Genesis and Mongoose, as well as its own-brand Revolution range.

Founded in 1977, Edinburgh Bicycle is Britain’s longest-established co-operatively-run bicycle business. Every time-served staff member has an equal share in the business.

There are 110 full co-op members, with dozens more staff serving their one-year ‘apprenticeships’.

The address of the Sheffield store is 300 Broadfield Road, Sheffield S8 0XQ. Google Streetview shows the premises before they were renovated by Edinburgh Bicycle.

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