Manchester start-up hopes to become hub for cyclists

CycleManchester combines an artisan coffee shop with a boutique cycling store in Altrincham

Manchester-based cyclists have a new coffee shop to add to their rides, as CycleManchester opens its doors in Altrincham.

Run by Neil and Marie Lee, the hub combines Velo Espresso – an artisan coffee shop – with a boutique shop selling a range of cycling products.

The couple used a £19,000 Government Start Up Now loan to get the business off the ground and hope to become a hub for cyclists in the area.

“There was an 88 per cent rise in people commuting by bike in Greater Manchester last year and this seems set to increase even further,”