This is a trade facing website. Visit the ACTís consumer site thecyclingexperts.co.uk for information and advice on cycling and find your local independent cycle retailer.

Join the ACT

Become part of the UK cycle retail community and benefit from a wide range of services and support.

There are three membership options; join the UK cycles community for free, become an ACT Silver member for the monthly equivalent of £5 per month or join as an ACT Gold member for the monthly equivalent of £20 per month.

Click here to compare each membership level. If you would like to discuss what the best option is for you please contact us.

If you want to become a member of the ACT you need to meet the following criteria.

ACT Membership Criteria

Membership of the Association of Cycle Traders is open to all UK based businesses with an interest in the UK cycle market.

ACT Membership is available in the United Kingdom only.

ACT membership is by outlet not by business.

Businesses must have adequate insurance in place at all times, covering public, product and employer liability as appropriate. Businesses must provide confirmation of insurance and policy renewal date upon enrolment (please refer to your Certificate of Employers Liability Insurance).

In the case of any dispute regarding ACT membership, the matter will be referred to the Board of Directors at their next scheduled meeting. Their decision will be final.

Join the UK cycles community for free

Become part of the community and influence the activities of the whole membership

Receive important industry news and information

Consumer promotion via The Cycling Experts

B2B promotion on the ActSmart trade directory

Online employment manual 

Eliminate queues with BookAShop


ACT silver membership monthly equivalent £5

All of the benefits from joining the UK cycles community plus:

Full ACT membership (online promotion, window sticker and certificate)

Cytech accreditation

Unlimited job advertising

Preferential card processing services

Tax investigation protection

24 hour business and legal helplines


ACT Gold membership monthly equivalent £20

All of the benefits of ACT Silver membership plus:

Increase your sales with retail finance

Discounts on Cytech technical training

Discounts on business insurance

Drive footfall back into your store with the digital solution NearSt

Savings on telecoms and broadband