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Fire Brigade warns about dangers of e-bikes purchased from online marketplaces

6 Jul 2022

As e-bikes from a reputable shop can often seem overly expensive to consumers, it is also important that IBDs present them with opportunities to spread the cost, through services such as retail... Read more…

Are you maximising retail finance within your business?

23 Jun 2022

Retail Finance Training (RFT) is an online learning course delivering an informed insight into Retail finance that can be completed anywhere, in your own time.
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Join Richardsons Cycles in raising money for the DEC’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

9 Jun 2022

Richardsons Cycles are asking for the public’s help to cycle the distance from Scarborough to Kyiv, a whopping 1320 miles! All money raised will be going to the DEC’s Ukraine... Read more…

Winners of the Local Bike Shop Day voting competition announced!

26 May 2022

For 2022 Local Bike Shop Day introduced an entirely new voting function, allowing customers to show their appreciation and loyalty for their favourite bike shop! The winning shop that attained... Read more…

Local Bike Shop Day Cyclescheme competition winners announced!

19 May 2022

As part of their support for Local Bike Shop Day, Cyclescheme ran a competition for the local bike shop with the most social media noise, with the chance to win a £150 Restaurant Choice... Read more…

Local Bike Shop Day 2022 celebrated by record number of retailers, orgs and shoppers!

12 May 2022

Local Bike Shop Day 2022 was a great success across the UK, with online platforms thriving as well as a surge in the physical footfall seen in-stores!
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Latest #BikeIsBest campaign launched: We Can, You Can

12 May 2022

We Can, You Can is a celebration of the many faces of cycling. The way we move is changing. And the people leading the change are like me and you. We can, you can.
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Support your local bike shop to earn extra BetterPoints

28 Apr 2022

To celebrate Local Bike Shop Day on Saturday 30 April, BetterPoints are offering QUINTUPLE points and the chance to win a £55 bike service by choosing to travel on two... Read more…

Accessible Local Bike Shops: The Fourth Emergency Service!

26 Apr 2022

Wheels for Wellbeing is a Disabled people’s cycling organisation who campaign for equal access to cycling... Read more…

How are bike shops across the nation celebrating Local Bike Shop Day 2022?

26 Apr 2022

The annual celebration of bike shops across the nation is fast approaching! Be sure to pop down to your local bike shop this Saturday to get a taste of the passion, knowledge and personalised... Read more…

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Advertise your jobs with the ACT for FREE

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News , Outdoor News


For a limited time only we are giving the entire cycling trade free access to the full range of ACT job boards!

Since the lockdown was first initiated in March and restrictions were placed on leaving the house for work and exercise, as well as public transport being heavily discouraged, it triggered the beginning of what is now known as the cycling 'boom'.

The huge increase in demand from the general public has led to an increase of cash in tills, retail finance in the cycle sector hitting reaching a new all-time high in April 2020 and a £2 billion package being introduced by the government to create 'new era' for active transport.

However, the question that is becoming increasingly urgent is how long will supply be able to keep up with this demand? Both bicycle parts and skilled labour are becoming harder to get hold of, and as demand is still predicted to increase, the need for a skilled workforce will only escalate further.

The ACT is now offering free job advertisement across an array of job boards to help the industry throughout this demanding yet positive period! This means that any jobs that you post will be available to view by tens of thousands of readers on the following websites:

Recruit and train with the ACT and Cytech

Now is the perfect time to recruit following the recent announcement late last week from Cytech that UK-based training providers Activate Cycle Academy and PJCS are re-opening this month following respective Government announcements and guidelines. This gives an ideal opportunity to train new recruits to Cytech standards and ensure that your workshops are operating to full capacity. Read more about the reopening of Cytech workshop training facilities here.
Take advantage of the cycling industry boom and ensure your business grows alongside it by recruiting and training with the ACT and Cytech now.


Recent ACT jobs board testimonials

"My ACT ad has had 360 views in about five days" - Independent Bike Dealer, May 2020

"We have had an amazing response"- Leading multi-site retailer, May 2020

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Local Bike Shop Day is an industry wide initiative managed by the Association of Cycle Traders.