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Local Bike Shop Day the perfect time to target Back To Work & Back To School cyclists

5 Aug 2020

Organisers say Local Bike Shop Day provides a perfect vehicle for cycle shops to encourage local residents to resurrect their own as well as their children's bikes, or upgrade or buy new if... Read more…

Activate Cycle Academy to start delivering the new Bicycle Mechanic Apprenticeship Standard

13 Jul 2020

Following the recent Government announcement pledging extra investment and funding for businesses hiring an apprentice, Cytech training provider Activate Cycle Academy (formerly ATG Training)... Read more…

Local Bike Shop Day 2020 new date confirmed as Saturday 5th September

17 Jun 2020

A poll among participating retailers of Local Bike Shop Day has confirmed a new date to celebrate bike shops across the nation
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Cycling Industry Unites to Launch #BikeIsBest Campaign

11 Jun 2020

50 industry organisations join forces to launch "the most extensive coordinated promotional campaign for cycling since the 1970s" Read more…

Advertise your jobs with the ACT for FREE

2 Jun 2020

For a limited time only we are giving the cycling trade free access to the full range of ACT job boards!
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Free ACT subscription to help IBDs through Covid-19

13 May 2020

The ACT are offering IBDs three months of FREE access to the UK cycles community with ActSmart bronze subscription in return for a small charitable donation
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Local Bike Shop Day 2020 postponed following retailer vote

31 Mar 2020

As Local Bike Shop Day is a day encompassing the whole trade, the final judgement was given to the bike shops that had signup to take part. Out of all the respondents the overwhelming majority -... Read more…

Local Bike Shop Day participation predicted to double in 2020

13 Mar 2020

The ACT and Cyclescheme join forces to make Local Bike Shop Day 2020 the biggest yet!
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Insync Bikes supports IBDs with new range of Lectro e-bikes

12 Mar 2020

Local Bike Shop Day supporter Insync Bikes is ramping up its campaign to support IBDs with a new exclusive range of British designed e-bikes branded Lectro
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Local Bike Shop Day Stories: Rides on Air

11 Mar 2020

Rides on Air has been in Wallingford town centre for almost 100 years. Read about how they will be celebrating Local Bike Shop Day this year!
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Local Bike Shop Day the perfect time to target Back To Work & Back To School cyclists

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

With data showing that cycling levels during lockdown rose by up to 300% on some days, and the government offering 50,000 Fix Your Bike vouchers as part of its Better Health campaign, the organisers of this year's Local Bike Shop Day on Saturday September 5th say getting kids cycling to school and keeping the nation cycling into Autumn will be two of the key themes for the day.

Organisers say Local Bike Shop Day provides a perfect vehicle for cycle shops to encourage local residents to resurrect their own as well as their children's bikes, or upgrade or buy new if preferred. It's also the time to encourage people to have their bikes serviced for the Autumn and to properly accessorise their own and their children's bikes.

"There are now more people than ever taking cycling seriously for health, lifestyle and environmental reasons," explains Jonathan Harrison, Marketing Director at the ACT. "This makes it the perfect time for cycle shops to make use of Local Bike Shop Day to differentiate themselves from mainstream online and offline retailers and promote their specialist expertise as the way to help people get the most from their cycling,"

"Local Bike Shop Day provides an opportunity for independent shops to be saying equip yourself for commuting, equip yourself for leisure cycling, ensure your bikes are properly serviced and maintained and get the accessories you need."

"And with something as important as a bike, it's really important to buy something based on quality and to do so from an independent cycle shop that can provide the specialist knowledge and advice that a mainstream retailer cannot."

Independent cycle shops can sign up free of charge to take part in this year's Local Bike Shop Day. The first 300 to do so on the Local Bike Shop Day website will receive a physical pack in the post to help them promote their business on the day and drive footfall into their store. This will include a poster, door stickers and flyers.


You can sign up here: localbikeshopday.co.uk/sign-up-now/.

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