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Former HSBC bank in Cornwall set to become cycling hub

Former HSBC bank in Cornwall set to become cycling hub

(Image: Cornwall Council) The former HSBC bank in Redruth, Cornwall, is set to reopen its doors as a temporary home for local businesses, and then…

Thursday, Apr 28

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(Image: Cornwall Council) The former HSBC bank in Redruth, Cornwall, is set to reopen its doors as a temporary home for local businesses, and then as a centre to promote cycling from grassroots to professional elite.

The building is set to become the headquarters of the newly established Saint Piran Cycling Community Interest Company.

The creation of a hub for the promotion of cycling at all levels, from grassroots to professional elite, has emerged as a result of consultation on developing Redruth as a destination for retail, events and activities. It aims to become a centre for accessing the network of on and off-road cycle routes and trails in this part of Cornwall, building on the success of the Tour of Britain in 2021.

Saint Piran Cycling social enterprise will transform the former bank into a hub for growing grassroots cycling, promoting participation, and showcasing both performance and elite cycling to inspire the next generation.

The hub will support behavioural change, keeping more people active and healthy into older age, whatever their ability, and it will encourage more people to reduce their carbon footprint.

The ambition is also to bring a programme of cycling events and international competitions, including the Tour Series, to Redruth and to attract associated manufacturers, creating employment, training, and volunteering opportunities.

Richard (Ricci) Pascoe, director of Saint Piran Cycling CIC, said: “This is an incredibly exciting moment for the newly established Saint Piran Cycling CIC and we are delighted to be working in partnership with Redruth HSHAZ and Redruth Revival to […]

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