On the rack: cycle commuters grapple with new multi-storey

The Cycle Point opened today Credit: ITV Anglia

A £2.5 million state of the art cycle park opened to commuters in Cambridge this morning.

The brand new 'Cycle Point' is 3 storeys high and has the capacity to store almost three thousand bicycles - around double the capacity of the station's old cycle park.

Two-wheeled commuters arrived in droves from 6am to road test the new facility.

There were a few teething problems, as some commuters struggled operate the new two-tiered storage racks.

Most, however, were impressed with its huge capacity and pleased in the knowledge that their bikes would be kept covered and dry.

Campaigners and commuters say the upgrade is long overdue.

Cyclists are delighted with the new cycle park Credit: ITV Anglia

We're extremely pleased that this has opened at last. It's been 20 years of campaigning for a proper facility for parking bikes at the station. Until now people have had to struggle often looking for ten minutes, going through muddy area to find a space. At long last we've got a Dutch-style facility which is going to make a big difference to accessing the station.' >

Martin Lucas-Smith, Cambridge Cycling Campaign
The brand new 'Cycle Point' is 3 storeys high Credit: ITV Anglia

The Cycle Point is open 24 hours a day and is free to use. When it's complete it will house a bike shop and also has special facilities for people with limited mobility.

You can watch Chloe Keedy's report here