Multi-million pound purpose built cycle park opens to the public

The cycle park will open during the morning rush hour. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A £2.5 million bike park is due to open in Cambridge this morning.

The multi-storey Cyclepoint park has been built at the train station and can hold almost three thousand bikes.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

It will open 24 hours a day for commuters to park their bikes for free.

It's hoped it will encourage more people to take to two wheels to get to the train station.

"The new facility is a major cause for celebration. It will be the UK's leading cycle park, providing proper cycle parking for the vast number of commuters and others who access the station by cycle. When fully open, it will contain almost 3,000 spaces, suitable for people with all types of bicycles and abilities. It is covered, has various security measures, and includes a cycle shop and hire facility. In a rapidly growing city, this cycle park is essential to enable many more people to access the railway. The facility will provide a clear incentive for people to cycle to the station, rather than drive, freeing up space on the roads and in the car park."

– Martin Lucas-Smith, liaison officer for Cambridge Cycling Campaign,