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27 Oct 2021

The Budget and SR21 promised much for both the cycling industry and for retailers, but will it be enough to help recover the damage done from the pandemic and help sustain the cycling...

18 Oct 2021

#BikeIsBest,the cycle industry campaign supported by leading brands, retailers, organisations and cycling advocacy groups, has launched its latest campaign: When more people cycle,...

13 Sep 2021

Local Bike Shop Day 2021, administered by the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT), was supported by a record number of cycling organisations and bike shops

24 Aug 2021

As your trade association we're here to update you on the latest industry initiatives and key services available to help propel your business forward. Part 4 of the ACT Summer Series looks...

6 Jul 2021

We'd love to see your support for the #BikeIsBest campaign! Send in your shop photos featuring the #BikeIsBest window sticker and/or poster to be posted on the ACT social media channels.

28 May 2021

The Cycling Marketing Board has united with the ACT and other leading cycle organisations into one powerful voice, with a single mission - to get more people riding bikes, more often.

4 Mar 2021

The ACT are proud to once again be supporting the #BikeIsBest campaign, although this time round bringing more to the table as a key partner.

28 Jan 2021

The ACT is once again collaborating with leading cycling brands, retailers and organisations to support the new Cycling Marketing Board

6 Oct 2020

Watch the latest #BikeIsBest film to see the headline figures on the campaign's reach and success.

2 Sep 2020

The BikeIsBest industry campaign has now penned an open letter to the Prime Minister, urging for a follow through on political will that promises to deliver better conditions for...

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Register as a supporter for #BikeIsBest Spring Summer Campaign

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The Cycling Marketing Board has united with the Association of Cycle Traders and other leading cycle brands, distributors, retailers and organisations into one powerful voice, with a single mission - to get more people riding bikes, more often.

The Spring/ Summer 2021 campaign, "The Best Tool for the Job" will illustrate that we often use the equivalent of a sledgehammer to crack a nut, or a flamethrower to toast some bread - when we use cars for very short journeys. Leading with the attention-grabbing statistic "For journeys of 1-2 miles, 60% are driven" - to highlight just how many short journeys could be switched to bike.

Watch the campaign video here:

 

Join the #BikeIsBest movement - it's free and easy!

Bike shops can get involved with the national movement and help deliver new cyclists in the UK by signing up to support the #BikeIsBest campaign using the form below.

 

Register as a #BikeIsBest supporter now

 

The campaign objective is to get people to rethink their habitual use of the car. To understand how the target audience responded to the campaign concept and ideas, The Cycling Marketing Board engaged qualitative research expert Terry Watkins of TWResearch to analyse the importance of positive imagery for cycling and test concepts for "The Best Tool for the Job". Five online focus groups were held in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Norwich. The
key findings were:


- Environmental impact: People were genuinely horrified to learn that cars are used for 60% of short journeys in England.  There was the realisation that bikes can be part of the solution and provide a welcome feel-good factor for doing ‘your bit' for the environment.


- Bikes are ALSO for domestic tasks, not just for leisure: For many cycling is associated with off-road and safe-situation family leisure riding. Bikes need to be more frequently seen and associated with short on-road utility journeys.


- Cycling must appear safe, easy & uncomplicated for the new adopter: Urban cycling is getting safer however anxiety about busy traffic is still a barrier. Enthusiastic cycle tribes can make a short bike ride look like a specialist mission.


- Lockdown has prompted the re-discovery of cycling: Changes in workstyles and a location flexible working-weeks will challenge the inertia & routines of commuter behaviour. The growth of urban village lifestyles will change the frequency & increase opportunity for local utility trips
 
Campaign Consultant Bruce Sandell, said ‘We are delighted to launch our Spring Summer 2021 campaign, Terry Watkin's Research has given us great insight into a wide variety of consumers, their opinions on cycling and what would make them change their habits. This will inform our creative and strategy for the remainder of 2021 and beyond. We continue to welcome more brands to join the campaign, get involved, support the campaign and to get more people riding bikes, more often'

 

Register as a #BikeIsBest supporter now

 

 

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