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New 18 million Bikeability funding coincides with Local Bike Shop Day aims

13 Apr 2021

The DfT has announced £18 million for Bikeability cycling proficiency training scheme, which fits in well with Local Bike Shop Day's aims of encouraging children to cycle back to schoolRead more…

Local Bike Shop Day 2021 scheduled to take place August bank holiday weekend

30 Mar 2021

Following a survey completed by IBDs and key members of the cycling industry, there has been a majority agreement that Local Bike Shop Day should one again be delayed to late summer.
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When do you want Local Bike Shop Day 2021?

4 Mar 2021

As a member of the cycling trade we want your opinion!

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Three local bike shops commended in Best Small Shops competition 2020!

2 Dec 2020

Independent bicycle retailers in Bradford, Ipswitch and York have all been commended in this year's search for the Best Small Shop of 2020!
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Pennine Cycles feautures on Sky News as a shortlisted shop for the Best Small Shops Competition

21 Oct 2020

Earlier today ACT member Pennine Cycles and two other shops appeared on Sky News' Ian King show in support of today's Best Small Shops Competition 2020 shortlist announcement!
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How Local Bike Shop Day boosted social media success with Maybe*

8 Oct 2020

Maybe* is an engagement and insight platform that helps businesses to deliver exceptional social media experiences that deliver business results
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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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Activate Cycle Academy's New Cytech Training Facility Opens

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

Activate Cycle Academy logoCytech logoThe 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 delivered from today.

This brand new Cytech workshop is perfectly located to deliver cycle maintenance training to the bicycle trade across the South of England.

Merrist Wood College

Merrist Wood College Matt Grant, Sales and Marketing Manager at ACA commented “In keeping with the majority of the cycle trade, we have seen a massive increase in business over recent weeks with a record number of course bookings, so the launch of this new training facility couldn’t have been timed any better. It will significantly increase our much-needed training capacity and reduce the lead times for people looking to book onto one of our courses. We are constantly looking at ways to improve our training delivery and by opening this strategically placed third venue, will help keep us at the forefront of cycle maintenance training in the UK.”

Cytech logoCytech logo The Cytech courses will start to run from today (7th September), where full details and course dates can be found on their website; activatecycleacademy.com/cytech-courses. With course demand currently being very high, early booking is essential and more dates will be added in due course. Please contact the ACA sales team on 01865 550324 or at cycles@activatelearning.ac.uk for more details.

To celebrate the new location, for the rest of September Cytech are also offering £50 off the full price of their introductory Theory one course which can be completed online and in your own time, to get you started with you Cytech journey. The distance learning course compliments the Technical one – practical course and the two together combine to give you the full Technical one qualification. For more information head over to the Theory one website: cytechtheoryone.co.uk and to access the discount just use the promo code GUILDFORD at the payment review page. Offer expires 30/09/2020.

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