This is a trade facing website. Visit the ACT's consumer site for information and advice on cycling and find your local independent cycle retailer.

Search News

Results: 1-10 of 944

18 Jul 2024

Cytech training provider Activate Cycle Academy is to exhibit at the GT Malverns Classic Mountain Bike Festival 2024, an event often described as the “Glastonbury of mountain...

15 Jul 2024

The cycling industry is “ripe” for smart investment, and a renewed wave of merger and acquisition deals, as it looks ahead to a profitable 2025 and “significant” medium...

15 Jul 2024

The Independent has published its list of the best electric bikes of 2024 after testing a series of folding, hybrid and city e-bikes.

15 Jul 2024

Community groups and other not-for-profit organisations in Greater Manchester can now apply for funding to set up their own bike library.

15 Jul 2024

Andrew Goodacre, CEO of ACT parent company Bira -the British Independent Retailers Association – has met with the new Secretary of State for Business and Trade Jonathan Reynolds and...

15 Jul 2024

The London Cycling Campaign has teamed up with Lime and Loud Mobility to launch a new £100,000 ‘Share the Joy’ fund to increase cycling within...

8 Jul 2024

Become a Luchos Distributor - Deal Directly

2 Jul 2024

We recently reported that a £1 billion damages claim had been filed against Amazon on behalf of retailers selling on Amazon’s UK marketplace for illegally misusing their data and...

2 Jul 2024

In the first of an occasional series of features, we are delighted to introduce you to Ross, an expert trainer in Glasgow, and one of the most recent trainers to join the Cytech family.

1 Jul 2024

ACT member e-Velo is to open a new store in the Royal Arcade in Norwich in July, selling a range of e-bikes from some of Europe's top brands.

Back to news menu

Retailers struggling in economic climate invited to share their stories on new BBC series.

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

Small and medium sized retailers who may be struggling amid current economic challenges have been offered an opportunity to share their stories on TV.

Camera person

Multi-award-winning Dragonfly Film and TV, the makers of Ambulance and Surgeons: At The Edge of Life, are looking for small and medium businesses in serious financial difficulty to take part in a new series for the BBC.

The series wants to shine a light on the issues that SMEs are confronting, including inflation, the cost-of-living crisis, energy price hikes, supply-chain issues, higher interest rates and the repayment of bounce-back loans.

Bira, the British Independent Retailers Association, says it hopes these businesses are not only given an important voice but that in sharing their stories they can empower and educate others who may be in a similar situation or in danger of being so.

If you would like to find out a little more without commitment, please email

Back to news menu

Useful links

If you have any other queries please contact us.