A HISTORIC bike shop is relocating.

The home of Jack Gee Cycles on Witton Street has gone up for sale.

Marketed by Morgans of Cheshire, the listing states that the business itself is “not for sale and unaffected due to relocation”.

It adds: “A rare opportunity to acquire a large retail unit in the heart of the thriving town of Northwich.

“Suitable for a multitude of businesses, it offers enormous further potential due to the extent of living accommodation over several floors which could be redeveloped into offices, apartments or other uses.

“Viewings are strictly by appointment through the agent, please do not attend the property without as the business will continue to trade throughout the sale process.”

The business will continue to trade throughout the sale processThe business will continue to trade throughout the sale process (Image: Rightmove/Morgans of Cheshire)

Jack Gee, a founding member of Weaver Valley Cycling Club, opened his first shop on Station Bridge in the 1930s.

He funded the enterprise with the compensation he was given after being injured in a cycling accident.

When British Rail decided to widen Station Bridge, which included the demolition of shop premises, Jack was forced to move to Witton Street.

Five years later, Jack became aware of the plans for Queen Elizabeth House.

Faced with another relocation while on the verge of retirement, he handed over the reins to his daughter Heather and son-in-law Terry Webb, who took over in 1972.

Inside Jack Gee CyclesInside Jack Gee Cycles (Image: Rightmove/Morgans of Cheshire)

The business moved to 136 to 140 Witton Street where it has been located ever since.

However, this property has now been listed for sale at a guide price of £650,000.

The ground floor consists of the main shopfloor, an office, a store room, a workshop, a lounge, a kitchen, a toilet and a utility room.

On the first floor are six bedrooms, as well as a bathroom and a separate toilet.

There are then two large loft rooms on the second floor.

To the rear of the premises is a private, walled garden with a two-storey outbuilding currently used for storage but with the potential to be converted.