Local cycle shop “Behind The Bikeshed” is to close its doors on Saturday 10th February as another retail business is hit by the way we now shop.
The post on the Behind The Bikeshed Facebook page said:
On Saturday 10th February Behind The Bikeshed will be closing its doors for the last time. For the week that remains, we will be clearing all stock including our 2018 bikes together with some of our bike stands and hangers.
We would like to thank all our customers for their support over the time we have owned the business and hope that you will all continue to enjoy our great sport.
Speaking to Love Andover, shop owner Bernard Baker said “Sadly the way people now shop has affected business. Shops are facing more competition online and from supermarkets.
We have been thinking about the future of the shop for some time now and have decided now is the time to close although we will be selling stock online and will still be organising the race meetings.”
The family-run shop, originally based in Charlton, moved to its current location in Marlborough Street in December 2011.