Evans Cycles is opening its latest store - its 55th - tomorrow (8th November 2014), with plans for two more locations before the end of this year.
Situated on East Dulwich Road, the 3,700 sq/ft store will house 130 bikes on the shop floor and will benefit from an open plan fully equipped workshop offering specialist servicing and bicycle repairs, stocking brands like BMC, Norco and Rapha.
The store is planning on becoming a part of the buoyant cycling community within East Dulwich and will be hosting a special open evening for local cycling clubs and special guests on Friday 7th November from 6pm-8pm. Customers will be able to enjoy a turbo power challenge with prizes up for grabs as well as enjoying discounts on purchases made on the night.
The grand opening on Saturday will mark two weeks of special offers including money off bikes, clothing, P&A, as well as service packages.
East Dulwich store manager, Jonathan Booth, said: “The shop is already looking great, and I’m excited to be making the move from our Chiswick branch to Dulwich. We are looking forward to becoming a part of a community with an already strong cycling presence.”
Decathlon reaches Essex
Meanwhile, Decathlon is opening its 16th branch in the UK.
Located five minutes away from Harlow train station, the new Decathlon store is opening on December 10th.
Situated at the Queensgate Centre in Edinburgh Way, former cricketer Graham Gooch will be a guest speaker at the launch event, which will also see prize giveaways. More info here.
While the Harlow branch will only be Decathlon's 16th in the UK, the firm is actually the world's largest sports retailer. Based out of France, Decathlon is in 21 countries with its homeland its most populated, with 259 stores (almost 800 stores worldwide).
UPDATE: Thanks to our readers (see the comments below) we know there is another Decathlon store arriving shortly in Croydon, opening on 17th December on Purley Way.