New bike racks installed in North Shields

One of the new bike racks in Bedford Street, North Shields.

One of the new bike racks in Bedford Street, North Shields.

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New bike racks have been installed in North Shields town centre.

North Shields Chamber of Trade and Commerce has installed five bike racks in total, thanks to a grant from the High Street Innovation Fund.

Four racks have been installed in Bedford Street and one in Church Way.

Miles Walton, secretary of the North Shields Chamber of Trade, said: “We considered a number of possible sites in and around the town centre and concluded that the racks would be of most use in Bedford Street and Church Way

“We hope that this will encourage more shoppers and other visitors to the centre to travel here by bike.

“Cyclists told us that there were insufficient places for secure bike parking and these racks should help take away some of that concern.”