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

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

TChildren cyclinghe 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 to school.

On 9th April Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced £18 million for cycle training across the country to ensure children and their families have the confidence to choose active travel.

The funding, which is managed via the Bikeability Trust charity, will go toward delivering high-quality, practical on-road cycle training as a modern day equivalent of the ‘cycling proficiency' scheme many parents will themselves have undertaken during their school days.

This additional funding will kick-start Bikeability's plans to provide training to all children by 2025, giving the next generation of cyclists a life skill and the confidence they need to choose a more active way to travel.

More information about the DfT's funding plans can be found here.

The ACT are in full support of this latest announcement, and believe that it coincides perfectly with the aims of this year's Local Bike Shop Day.

Local Bike Shop Day is the one day a year when independent bike shops across the UK can come together to celebrate their distinctive culture. It's the day for local bike shops to showcase their passion, knowledge and personalised service they offer to their local communities.

This year's Local Bike Shop Day will be taking place on Saturday 28th August, falling at an ideal time to encourage children to cycle to school and to inspire the nation to continue cycling throughout autumn. Previous years have been hugely successful, with hundreds of bike shops getting involved and hundreds of thousands of consumers reached.

In order to encourage the nation to continue cycling it is important for the industry to work together to promote it where possible, Local Bike Shop Day and the Bikeability funding are another great step in this direction. If you are a bike dealer that has not yet signed up for Local Bike Shop Day 2021, please do so here.

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