Saturday, 23 June 2012

Popup Bikes

I dropped in on Popup Bikes this evening.

Popup is an independant cycle centre on Corporation Street in Manchester, just North East of Victoria Station. It was featured on the Guardian web site last week.

It has facilities for bike parking,

bike maintenance,

a cafe

and lounge area, complete with lawn mower :)

I had a lovely chat with owner Dipak Patel who has tried to get help from the local council & transport authority, but he has received no help at all and in the end has gone it alone. Dipak is a realist, but also very much into the social and cultural aspects of cycling and I hope he makes a sucess of this venture.

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