£500k worth of bikes, clothing and accessories up for auction after Leeds shop closure

Carbon road bikes and time trial frames among goods under the hammer after Lifecycles enters liquidation

Bicycles hanging up in a shop
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The auction of bikes and cycling gear worth nearly half a million pounds is currently underway, following the closure of a shop in Leeds.

Shimano Ultegra-equipped carbon road bikes and carbon time trial frames are included in the auction, as well as accessories and clothing ranging from gloves to bib tights to tyres to workshop tools.

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After cutting his teeth on local and national newspapers, James began at Cycling Weekly as a sub-editor in 2000 when the current office was literally all fields. 

Eventually becoming chief sub-editor, in 2016 he switched to the job of full-time writer, and covers news, racing and features.

A lifelong cyclist and cycling fan, James's racing days (and most of his fitness) are now behind him. But he still rides regularly, both on the road and on the gravelly stuff.