The year 2014 looks like being a great one for the cyclists of Derby and Derbyshire, with the opening of the Velodrome in the Autumn, and in June, the opening of the Park Bikeworks building in Full Street.
The building is currently surrounded by scaffolding and stands between the Cathedral and the Assembly Rooms Car Park, ideally situated close by the Market Place.
It will provide a host of facilities for cyclists, including secure free bike parking, a bike repair centre and bike shop. together with a café, toilets/showers and .....(would you believe?) a physiotherapist!
So the perfect place to park your bike whilst shopping in the City Centre, and hopefully will encourage more people to leave their cars at home and cycle into town.
To take advantage of the free bike parking you need to become a member and you can do this via the website at http://parkbikeworks.co.uk/
Full Street is currently a one-way street but plans are being formulated to have a contraflow cycle lane leading up from the Market Place to the Dolphin PH on the corner of Full Street and Queen Street. The famous highwayman Dick Turpin is reputed to have once called in at the Dolphin, but since the bicycle had not been invented, he had to travel on horseback.