Second bike shop opened in Littleport

New YPL bike shop employee David Farquhar

New YPL bike shop employee David Farquhar - Credit: Archant

A successful community bike shop has extended its services in the centre of Littleport thanks to a donation from Sanctuary Housing.

Young People Littleport has opened a second bicycle sale, spares and repair shop, in Granby Street, following the success of the charity’s first store, which was launched in November 2014, in Henry Crabb Road.

Sanctuary Housing’s funding has continued to help towards the cost of employing and training an employee, who is based in the new shop.

David Farquhar, aged 21, joined the team as a full time employee earlier this year and has recently sold his 50th bicycle. David will work with local volunteers to provide a local repair service and refurbish bikes for the community to purchase or hire.

Graham Nolan, Sanctuary Housing’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, said: “It’s a great community-led service that is also providing training and employment to local young residents.

“I am so pleased that YPL is continuing to be successful in the local community, providing cost effective solutions to residents who want to enjoy the fun and benefits of bicycles.”

New bikes can be purchased in instalments from both shops and part exchange is also available. Anyone interested in having a cycle serviced or repaired or who wants to purchase or hire a bike, can visit the shops Monday to Saturday between 9.30am and 4.30pm or contact Phil Malkin from YPL on 07947 823446.

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This project is funded by Sanctuary Group’s community investment fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.