Leicester

Leicester bike park looks for new operator

Groups are being invited to bid to run Leicester's revamped bike park.

The secure site, under the town hall, can hold 200 bikes and includes showers, toilets and lockers.

A £150,000 revamp which has seen facilities be upgraded, some structure problems remedied and a swipe card system installed, is near completion.

The city council, which took over direct management of the site in January, said a possible seven-year lease was on offer to new operators.

Andy Salkeld, the city council cycling co-ordinator, said: "The number of people cycling in Leicester has more than doubled in the last five years and there is a clear demand for facilities to support this.

"The bike park is ideally located and with a major refurbishment almost complete, is set to become an even greater asset for the city"

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