A NEW bike shop has opened in Eastwood.
IMS, which sells on-road and off-road bikes, opened up in Great Northern Road at the end of last month.
Owner Ian Severn used to be a mechanic and carries out repairs from the back of the shop.
47-year-old Mr Severn said business could not have been better.
“It’s good”, he said. “I have had a good response. The local people have given me a lot of support. They’ve been great. “I couldn’t have wished for any better really.”
Mr Severn has been in the bike trade for years, but said he was worried setting up his own business in today’s economic climate.
“You’ve got to bite the bullet and hope for the best,” he said.
“When you’ve not been self-employed before it’s quite scary to start with.
“But I’ve sold five bikes this week and I just hope this carries on.”
Mr Severn, who lives in Jacksdale, used to work as a mechanic at Motorbrox in Derby and was made redundant.