Iconic Manchester cycle retailer closes down after over 60 years in business

Harry Hall Cycles opened in 1955, shop became one of the first city centre cycle retailers in the UK

Harry Hall
(Image credit: Harry Hall Cycles)

Manchester’s Harry Hall Cycles, one of the oldest and most well known cycle retailers in the UK, has closed down. 

In a short message shared on the shop’s website, owner Graham Hall thanked the business's customers and said he had many happy memories of working in the city.

“It saddens me to announce that after 67 years the shop is now closed,” Hall said. "We've many fond memories of working with the cyclists of Manchester (& around). We've met many nice people and been lucky to work in an industry that was also 'our past time'.

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