North Kent sees rise in cycling fans post-Olympics

PUBLISHED: 13:15 14 August 2012

North Kent are out on their bikes in hope of becoming the next Chris Hoy or Victoria Pendleton, according to bike shop owners.

Paul Brett of Tri Bike Shop in Gravesend said he had seen a rise in interest in cycling.

“General footfall has definitely increased and everyone is chatting about the Games. People are getting their old bikes out of their sheds and coming here to get the labour done,” he said.

Over at the Cyclopark, David Rossmaur said: “There is a natural surge in the number of people cycling because of the good weather but there is a lot of buzz about the Olympics. A lot of people want to be the next Team GB.”

Meanwhile Grind BMX in Swanley awaited the influence of the Games with BMXing being one of the last events of London 2012.

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