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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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400 shopworkers abused everyday as customers urged to "Shopkind"

Posted on in Business News ,Brands & Products News , Cycles News , Creative News, Outdoor News

  • 1.2 million incidents of verbal abuse and 40,000 incidents of violence against shopworkers in the last year
  • 65% of shopworkers have experienced Covid-related threats with 400 abused every day

40,00Shopkind0 shopworkers were victims of violence in the last year according to a 2021 Crime Report from the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS).

ACS are a member of the Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC), a well-established organisation representing c.100,000 independent retailers throughout the UK. 

The Crime Report comes as the UK's biggest retailers, the Home Office and independent charity Crimestoppers have today rallied together and launched a new campaign urging the public to ShopKind after the reopening of non-essential stores and shops across the country.

The #ShopKind campaign urges the public to be mindful of shopworkers' essential role in supporting people during these difficult times and emphasises that we should all treat workers and other customers with respect, kindness and gratitude.

The Home Office backed campaign is supported by major high street names as well as the nation's independent shopkeepers, and the shopworkers Union USDAW. Over 100 retailers, local authorities and police representatives are supporting the campaign. The ShopKind campaign will be visible across high streets and social media from today.

Abuse and violence towards shopworkers is a bigger problem than many people might think, with at least 400 shopworkers abused every day according to the British Retail Consortium.

The 2021 Crime Report, shows that over the past year there have been over 1.2million incidents of verbal abuse, and around 40,000 incidents of violence against people working in convenience stores. Of these, more than a quarter involved a weapon, such as a knife, hammer, axe, or syringe.

Two-thirds of retailers (65%) have experienced Covid-related threats, with the most common causes of abuse being: reminding customers to wear face coverings, reminding customers of social distancing measures and queueing outside stores.

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