A pair of engineers have created one of the largest bicycle wheels around as they get ready to open their new cycle shop.

The wheel, constructed by long-standing South Norwood resident John Rother and his friend Rab McEwan, is three times bigger than the average wheel at 63 inches in diameter.

Their new shop in Norwood Junction, JR Cycles, is a stones throw away from the former residence of William Stanley, who developed and patented the wire spoke wheel.

Mr McEwan said: "We are the first cycle shop in South Norwood for almost 20 years."

"Together with South Norwood’s new coffee shops and other enterprises we hope to give the area a lift."

JR Cycles will be holding their launch party on Saturday, October 27. All are welcome to attend.

Visit www.jrcycles.co.uk for more information.