Evans Cycles plans to open new stores in Gateshead and Clapham this May .
The Gateshead store will be located next to the Metro Centre, the region's largest shopping complex. It will stand at 3,000ftý and will stock in excess of 500 bikes as well as a huge range of cycling accessories and clothing on the shop floor.
Clapham is the second store the retailers have opened within the capital this year, following the unveiling of the Chiswick branch in February to coincide with the extension of the Congestion Zone. The 1850ftý store situated in the busy Clapham High Street brings the total number of stores within London to fifteen.
Both stores will house a workshop carrying out repairs and services and will have the extended opening hours of 8am to 8pm during the week to cater to Newcastle's and London's ever growing number of commuters opting to cycle to work.