It seems The Bike Shop in Hexham is no more.
Nearest bike shop is 3 miles away in Corbridge, which is fine if you're driving past that way or have a second bike, but no use if you're a kid who needs to get a wonky wheel fixed, or an old dear with a puncture.
I know it was hard competing against onlne retail and big chains, but the parts and service side seemed to be thriving. I'm wondering about how to establish a replacment (before, if the rumours are true, Halfords move to new retail park about to be built).
Anyone else lost an only LBS? And any success stories of resurection?