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19 Aug 2019

Cytech will be demonstrating key practises in bike maintenance at The Cycle Show 2019 that will be useful for both the trade and public.

16 Aug 2019

New for 2019, the Cycle Show are running a trade facing conference, "Show me the money: How to prosper in challenging times"

14 Aug 2019

With less than three weeks to go until Cycle September, Love to Ride have announced a few things to get you motivated!  

12 Aug 2019

The ACT has been shortlisted as a finalists for the Cycle Advocacy Award!

12 Aug 2019

The free cycling Marketplace which has been built for the local bike shop community and public alike.

9 Aug 2019

Small businesses are encouraged to think big for Small Business Saturday!

8 Aug 2019

After 15 years at the helm of Cytech at ATG Training, Julian Thrasher (aka Jules), is moving on to a new role at Madison.

8 Aug 2019

Cycle to Work Day is back for it's seventh year

7 Aug 2019

All councils within England were requested to provide details of how many businesses had been taken to court for non-payment of their business rates during the 2018/19 financial year....

6 Aug 2019

Love to Ride are back with Cycle September as an initiative to encourage
thousands of individuals and businesses around the globe to enjoy all
the benefits of bike riding. The aim...

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More than one type of customer in cycles

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

cyclingFor decades now the majority of the cycles industry has been made up of men. The industry has overlooked other demographics and target audiences that are interested in cycling.

According to a recent report from Sustrans and Arup, one-third of disabled people in UK cities would like to start cycling.

This spike in interest in everyday cycling is mirrored amongst other demographic groups including women (32%) and people over 65 (15%).

The report found that women, disabled people and older people face barriers to beginning to cycle or to cycling more. These barriers include the association that cycling isn't an activity for people like ‘them', heightened safety concerns when sharing road space with cars, the lack of dedicated cycles infrastructures and the lack of connectivity.

The report also offers a number of recommendations for towns and cities to ensure the voices of underrepresented groups are integrated into policy and planning.

But, as a bike shop, you can make changes and adapt your business to support and include the variety of demographics that take an interest in cycling.

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