One of Tyneside's leading bicycle shops has closed. M Steel Cycles had been trading since 1894.
"We are saddened to inform you that M Steel Cycles has, as from today, ceased trading," says the Instagram posting.
M Steel Cycles has been a fixture on Station Road in Gosforth for many years. In 2008 it moved sideways to a new premises, a former fishing tackle shop. The store was owned by former road pro Joe Waugh.
Former owners included Geoff Dobson and framebuilder Dave Yates. M Steel Cycles was once the retail outlet for frames and bikes branded with the names Dave Yates and Joe Waugh.
The Dave Yates marque was a mountain bike innovator in the 1980s.