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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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Local Bike Shop Day prize winners announced

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This year's Local Bike Shop Local Bike Shop Day Day was the most successful date yet, with a record number of bike shops and customers celebrating the day across the UK.

Many local bike shops promoted their involvement on social media and celebrated the day through events and in-store offers, reporting an increase in footfall on the day as a result.

As a special thank you to those shops engaging the most on social media for Local Bike Shop Day, Cyclescheme, part of Blackhawk Network, provided local bike shops with a range of point of sale materials, social media support and competition prizes for stores.

Store winners of £150 in vouchers for a staff night out:

  • Belhaven Bikes, Dunbar
  • The Marlborough Bike Company, Marlborough
  • Saddles and Paddles, Exeter
  • TT Cycles, Bradford on Avon
  • Altrincham Bikeshak, Cheshire
  • Balfe's Bikes, London

Owner of one of the winning bike shops, Heather from Saddles and Paddles, said of her involvement in the day "I always try to support initiatives like Local Bike Shop Day as they help small businesses like mine reach out to customers, both new and old, while being part of a bigger movement. There's never been a more important time to support local, independent shops and so I was keen to use Local Bike Shop Day to remind people of all the benefits of shopping with us, rather than chains or online stores.

Saddles and Paddles
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Heather, Saddles and Paddles, Exeter

 

On the day, Cyclescheme also gave four lucky customers, who visited a participating shop and requested or redeemed a Cycle scheme certificate, the chance to win a £250 cycling gift card.

Customer winners:

  • B. Toleman from North Yorkshire
  • S. Law from London
  • C. Couper from Glasgow
  • J. Atkin from Sheffield

Jane Atkin, Giant, Liverpool customer competition winner said "I had one of the best experiences in the Giant store in Liverpool. The team were so passionate and enthusiastic about cycling and the brand and making the time to make sure the bike was right for me. I travelled up from Sheffield to Liverpool to get the bike I wanted and am looking forward to returning in a few weeks for a free service and now to use my vouchers!"

 

Get ready for Local Bike Shop Day 2021

With Local Bike Shop Day 2020 being the most successful year to date, the event organisers, the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT), will now be aiming for LBSD 2021 to grow further still.

Keep your eyes peeled for the new date for Local Bike Shop Day 2021.

 

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