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22 Nov 2022

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COVID-19: "Find an open bike shop" website launched by ACT and BA

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

A new online map and postcode search facility at openbikeshops.uk has been set up to highlight bicycle shops which remain open during the COVID-19 outbreak.

It will enable key workers and others who need their bikes fixed for essential journeys, or for exercise, to quickly locate retailers and repairers who are open for business.

Some retailers will have decided to open by appointment only, or workshop-only, or perhaps on a deliveries-only basis. The exact extent of opening will be clearly indicated, so that customers are fully informed.

This service is completely free of charge for both users and all retailers, irrespective of ACT or BA membership.

Retailers are encouraged to confirm their opening status ASAP at: openbikeshops.uk/trade

This process is very quick and easy: most shops will find their contact details etc. are auto-completed when they enter their postcode. Then all they need to do is answer one multiple-choice question to confirm their opening arrangements. Opening status can be easily revised later if circumstances change.

Consumers can simply enter their postcode to see the contact details of confirmed open bike shops in their area.

The service has been set up in collaboration between the two UK cycle industry trade associations, the Bicycle Association and the Association of Cycle Traders. The Association of Cycle Traders is operating the service based around its existing dealer database and map, with the Bicycle Association adding opening data from major brands and its own Trade Network of retailers. Both organisations will work to raise awareness of the service in the industry and to the general public.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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