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Spend with Cyclescheme on Local Bike Shop Day and win a £250 voucher!

21 Apr 2022

On Local Bike Shop Day 4 lucky customers that purchase a bike through Cyclescheme will be awarded a £250 cycling voucher for the store they collect the bike from! In addition to offering a... Read more…

1 day to go! Attending the Cycle Show? Learn technical tips with Cytech experts, save £50 off Theory one & win!

21 Apr 2022

Cytech are attending the Cycle Show and will be demonstrating key practices in bike maintenance that are useful for both the trade and public. Alongside the show we're offering... Read more…

Attending the Cycle Show? Save £50 off Theory one and visit the Cytech stand for your chance to win!

14 Apr 2022

Cytech are attending the Cycle Show and will be demonstrating key practices... Read more…

Download your Retailer Promo Pack now!

7 Apr 2022

The Retailer Promotional Pack provides retailers with an easy-to-use resource to spread the word about Local Bike Shop Day 2022 and fully benefit from it as much as possible.
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Shop local online at freewheel.co.uk with 15% off for Local Bike Shop Day!

6 Apr 2022

To celebrate Local Bike Shop Day, taking place on Saturday 30th April, Freewheel are offering customers 15% off... Read more…

Sign up for Local Bike Shop Day website by 1st April to get your free retailer pack

24 Mar 2022

Retailers have until 1st April to sign up on the Local Bike Shop Day website and receive a physical pack in the post to help them promote their business on the day and drive footfall into their... Read more…

No point-of-sale, no problem!

24 Mar 2022

Shop owners can now experience the full capabilities of Hubtiger without having to connect to a POS system.
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Going to the Cycle Show? Come and say hi to Cytech at stand G531

17 Mar 2022

At the Cycle Show Cytech experts will be on hand to answer any questions from both the trade and public about the world-leading bicycle maintenance courses.
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£500 worth of social media business promotion up for grabs

17 Mar 2022

Your feedback will help Maybe* to design and build a range of support to help businesses succeed with digital and is part of your qualification for a social media grant.
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A bike technician's secrets to keeping your bike on the road

10 Mar 2022

From daily commuters to World Cup racers Jack has maintained and kept thousands of bikes on the road and now teaches other mechanics to do the same, delivering Cytech qualifications and sharing... Read more…

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

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

FollLocal Bike Shop Day logoowing 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.

Local Bike Shop Day is a day for the industry coordinated by the industry. Previous years, 2020 in particular, have seen huge successes with hundreds of retailers getting involved and hundreds of thousands of consumers reached. It is a day to celebrate independent cycle shops across the UK and is designed to appeal to all cyclists - new and dedicated enthusiasts - with the aim of increasing web traffic and driving more footfall through the door of the IBD up and down the country.

Pictured below is owner of one of the 2020 prize winning bike shops, Heather from Saddles and Paddles, who said of her involvement in the day "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."

 

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Local Bike Shop Day has traditionally taken place in May, with the reason for this being to encourage to consumers to visit their local bike shop in preparation for peak cycling season. However, the survey highlighted significant challenges that IBDs are experiencing, including uncertainty of the UK's recovery roadmap, stock shortages caused by the pandemic and Brexit and how long this unprecedented demand for cycling will last.

All set for summer 2021

Throughout the past year bicycles have offered a key solution to many problems currently being faced by isolating Brits across the UK; a safe mode of transport, a way of keeping fit, a way to get fresh air, all whilst enabling the cyclist to maintain a 2 metre distance from others and have minimal contact with surfaces and objects.

The revised date of Saturday 28th August will now fall at an ideal time to encourage children to start cycling when they return to school and to inspire the nation to continue cycling after the seasonal good weather comes to an end.
The information obtained through the survey provided guidance as to when Local Bike Shop Day should be deferred to. The decision for the new date centred on when IBDs will be able to reap the most benefits, as well as that of which follows Government guidelines as the safety of the nation will always be of the upmost importance.

Local Bike Shop Day is an industry wide initiative managed by the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT). The ACT are keen to hear any input and ideas that the trade may have to offer in order to ensure that Local Bike Shop Day is once again widely celebrated and valued by IBDs and customers alike. If you would like to get in touch please email info@theact.org.uk.

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