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25 Sep 2020

It is now compulsory for all retail workers in England to wear face masks from today, the ACT has created a Face Covering Poster for shops to display outside to inform customers and staff of the...

24 Sep 2020

4 out of 5 consumers use Google search engines to find information like store address, hours, and directions. But will they find yours?

24 Sep 2020

The NHS Covid-19 contact tracing app is due to be launched on 24 September in England and Wales. To use the contact tracing app businesses will need to download and display QR codes.

23 Sep 2020

In the latest demonstration of their insight tool Maybe* are showing businesses how to replicate Gymshark's successful tactics to improve results and increase ROI.

20 Sep 2020

The ACT's new infographic that helps you to know what to look out for when choosing the right finance provider

16 Sep 2020

Maybe*'s latest video on helping Local Authorities and Bids to upskill their businesses in social media so that they have the tools they need to engage online and drive sales in the lead up...

15 Sep 2020

Local Bike Shop Day's postponed date of 5th September was the perfect time to celebrate the recent upturn in cycling and draw attention to allthat local bike shops have done for us...

15 Sep 2020

Read which lucky bike shops and customers were chosen to receive Local Bike Shop Day prizes

14 Sep 2020

The Government has launched a consultation on changes to benefit active travel by introducing the notion of a hierarchy of road users into the Highway Code. This webinar brings together the...

10 Sep 2020

A ‘bounce-back' plan of trade measures for the consumer and retail industry has been announced to help support businesses impacted by Coronavirus.

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IBDs help the ACT to raise hundreds of pounds for the National Emergencies Trust

Posted on in Cycles News

net-national-emergencies-trustSince the nationwide lockdown was announced in March and cycle shops were allowed to stay open, the UK's cycling trade association, the ACT, have been going above and beyond to support IBDs across the country. This has included providing regular COVID-19 updates, creating useful resources and collaborating to build the 'Open Bike Shops' map.

In April, the ACT also announced that they would be supporting IBDs further still by offering three months of free access to the UK cycles community with the ActSmart bronze subscription. The offer was created with the aim of supplying businesses with key resources that will support and guide them through the unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic, whilst also providing donations for a very worthy cause. 

The limited time offer was taken up by a large number of cycling businesses across the UK, helping to raise hundreds of pounds for a great cause- the National Emergencies Trust (NET).

So far the NET have supported people throughout COVID-19 by distributing money to domestic abuse support charities, delivering care packages to self-isolating people and organising volunteers to support the most vulnerable people in our communities. 

The ACT would like to thank all cycle businesses that donated during the pandemic, as we appreciate that this has been a hard time for many shops.

You can find out more information about the NET and what they are doing to help during the pandemic on our website here.

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