A new cycle shop has opened its doors on Buxton’s High Street, in a boost to the town’s independent business community.
Peak Ascent Cycles welcomed its first customers earlier in the month and competitive cyclist Pat Healy is excited by the new venture.
He said: “I’ve already spent three decades riding bikes - it’s sparked a passion to open my own bike shop and create a place to meet and help like-minded enthusiasts.
“Peak Ascent Cycles is about sharing my love for all things cycling. It’s an opportunity to give back what cycling has given to me over the years.”
Pat, from Buxton, has been an active part of the cycling community in the town for over 30 years, involved with various clubs in the area and competing in dozens of events. He said: “Cyclists need us every day and by giving local shops support we have a positive impact on our communities.”
Professional boxer Jack Massey, from Chapel-en-le-Frith, who recently fought on the Tyson Fury undercard, officially opened the shop. Customers and cycle enthusiasts were treated to cupcakes on the day in support of the Alzheimer’s Society .
Speaking about the open day, Pat said: “It was wonderful to see and I was truly humbled by all the support and good wishes.
“The shop is now in full swing with bikes already in for servicing and repairs.”
The team was also involved in last weekend’s Eroica Britannia festival, offering bike health checks. Pat said: “We were very proud to be invited to support Eroica Britannia, providing a repair service at the feed station in the grounds of Thornbridge Hall.”
The shop is open from 10am on weekdays and 9.30am on Saturdays.