Wednesday, 16 December 2015
Mill / shop
The bike shop within Salts Mill.... or Salts Mill within the bike shop.
All Terrain Cycles is one of several shops locally selling bicycles and cycling accessories. It is reputed to be one of the largest and best-stocked cycling shops in the country, with over 1000 bikes in stock, and a fitting centre and repair workshop too. It is housed in what used to be Salts Mill's boiler house. Aim for the huge chimney and you will find it tucked away at the base.
There is a strong local tradition of cycling, despite the hilly countryside around here. Lizzie Armitstead, the current World, Commonwealth and National road race champion was born and raised in the nearby town of Otley, where she was inspired to take up cycling after British Cycling's Olympic Talent Team visited her school. The Grand Départ of the Tour de France was a huge success in Yorkshire in 2014 and the county now has an annual Tour de Yorkshire.