Evans Cycles opens another 9 stores during Covid-19 lockdown

Bike retail chain Evans Cycles has opened another nine stores during the Covid-19 lockdown, featuring two metre zones and limiting the number of customers allowed in a store at any time.

Four more will stores will be open, but only as collection locations, by appointment only.

Evans opened 11 stores at the end of March – after initially shutting the whole chain down following a brief furore around Mike Ashley and Sports Direct.

A spokesperson from Evans Cycles said: “In close consultation with colleagues, and following positive feedback from customers, we have seen there is a demand to offer essential maintenance work that will allow the country’s key workers to keep moving safely.

“With this in mind we are pleased to be able to expand the locations in which we have workshops open to the public. We would like to reiterate that maintaining the wellbeing of our store colleagues, who have each volunteered to return to work, and customers is essential. As such, stores will follow stringent measures on social distancing and cleanliness and we urge all customers to follow the Government’s guidance and only travel to our stores where necessary.”

Where possible, customers are encouraged to shop with Evans online using the home delivery service: “All of the staff at Evans Cycles would like to sincerely thank customers for their continued support in these uncertain times. Their patience and loyalty as we work through this rapidly developing situation is greatly appreciated. The team is doing everything possible to maintain high customer service standards.”

IBDs may wish to note which Evans Cycles stores are currently open:

Kingston

Cheltenham

Gatwick

Reading

Guildford

Sheffield

Clapham

Notting Hill

Kings Cross

Edinburgh

Nottingham

Sutton Coldfield

Chester

Deansgate

Cambridge

Plymouth

Havant

Bristol

 

Evans Cycles stores open for order collections by appointment only are:

Maidenhead

Brighton

Cardiff

Milton Keynes