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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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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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