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Local Bike Shop Day 2020 celebrated by record number of shoppers across the nation

15 Sep 2020

Local Bike Shop Day's postponed date of 5th September was the perfect time to celebrate the recent upturn in cycling and draw attention to allthat local bike shops have done for us... Read more…

Local Bike Shop Day prize winners announced

15 Sep 2020

Read which lucky bike shops and customers were chosen to receive Local Bike Shop Day prizes
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Activate Cycle Academy's New Cytech Training Facility Opens

7 Sep 2020

The new cycle mechanics training facility at Merrist Wood College in Guildford, managed by Cytech training provider Activate Cycle Academy (ACA), has oficially opened and courses are being... Read more…

UK Cycling resurgence timed perfectly for Local Bike Shop Day 2020

2 Sep 2020

The ACT and Cyclescheme join forces to make Local Bike Shop Day 2020 the best yet.
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Download your free Local Bike Shop Day 2020 digital Retailer Promo Pack

27 Aug 2020

There is now just over a week to prepare for this year's Local Bike Shop Day! To make preperations as easy as possible for IBDs during this busy time the ACT have created a digital Retailer... Read more…

Get your free retailer pack now by signing up on the Local Bike Shop Day website, last few remaining!

20 Aug 2020

Over 200 of these packs have already been given away to participating retailers, to get yours make sure you sign up now!

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How do you feel about cycling? Take the survey now!

19 Aug 2020

With a surge in cycling across the UK The London E-Bike Festival and TheCycle Show want to hear how you feel about cycling and whether your participation levels are set to increase.
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Cycle September returns to help make cycling the New Normal

18 Aug 2020

Awareness has grown in recent years that cycling is a ‘silver bullet' to solve several twenty-first century problems, such as air pollution, congestion, obesity and heart disease. Cycling... Read more…

Independent Retailers Confederation partners with ‘shopping appointment' solution to bring confidence back to shopping

18 Aug 2020

New service eliminates the need for customers to queue to get into independent shops
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Get Pumped Up to cycle and join the World's Biggest Bike Ride on 12 September

14 Aug 2020

Cycling UK have launched a new campaign- Pumped Up- to celebrate the joy of the bike across our towns, cities and countryside and reminding people about the fun and freedom that cycling... Read more…

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Free ACT subscription to help IBDs through Covid-19

Posted on in Cycles News

The ACT are offering IBDs three months of FREE net-national-emergencies-trustaccess to the UK cycles community with ActSmart bronze subscription. In return, all we ask is for a small charitable donation (minimum £5) towards the National Emergencies Trust.

The aim of the initiative is to supply IBDs with key resources that will support and guide them through the unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic, whilst also providing donations for a very worthy cause.

Furthermore, the ActSmart bronze package has recently been enhanced so any business signing up from today will benefit from this comprehensive portfolio of essential business services:

  • Unlimited job advertising to trade and consumers
  • Unlimited 24 hour business and legal helplines
  • Tax investigation protection
  • Dedicated support from the ActSmart team
  • Receive important industry news and information
  • Promote your business via The Experts websites
  • Access preferential card processing rates with Global Payments
  • Access to PayaCard card processing services
  • Online employment manual
  • Savings on telecoms and broadband
  • Access to short-term unsecured business loans
  • Save money on your business rates

The offer is available now until the 31st July 2020. Any business signing up to the offer will have access for a minimum of 3 full months.

Sign up now for our FREE three month Coronavirus support package.

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