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19 Aug 2021

To celebrate Local Bike Shop Day, taking place on Saturday 28th August, Freewheel are offering customers 15% off from now until 30th August.

19 Aug 2021

Send in your shop photos featuring the Local Bike Shop Day window sticker, posters and flyers to be posted on the social media channels.

19 Aug 2021

The web and mobile platform, Hubtiger, has created a brand new demo video to demonstrate how cycle shops can manage all workshop operations in just one app

18 Aug 2021

Local bike shops are celebrating the day across the nation by offering their customers special offers and discounts to drive footfall into store on Saturday 28th August

18 Aug 2021

BEIS have reached out to IRC orgs, including the ACT, to seek help getting the message across to SMEs to register interest in the scheme.

13 Aug 2021

Cycle September is a great way to engage your community, particularly local businesses, in a fun and engaging campaign that will help them achieve their health, wellness and sustainability...

12 Aug 2021

Part 3 of the ACT Summer Series highlights the many benefits of offeringretail finance to your customers and our two brand new services being offered to enhance retail finance - Appointed...

12 Aug 2021

Maybe* have collated the latest social media happenings so you can stay in the loop so read on for the latest social media news

12 Aug 2021

To make preparations as easy as possible for IBDs during this busy time the ACT have created a digital Retailer Promotional Pack that is free to download

9 Aug 2021

The DfT have asked for the ACT's assistance in gathering data from Cornish retailers to measure how effective Government investment in e-bikes in Cornwall would be.

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Activate Cycle Academy's Opens New Cytech Training Facility

Posted on in Business News ,Brands & Products News , Cycles News

CACAytech training provider Activate Cycle Academy (ACA) has just opened a new cycle maintenance training workshop in Bracknell, Berkshire.

Based at Activate Learning's Bracknell & Wokingham College campus this brand new workshop is the latest addition to their expanding number of Cytech training workshops across the country.

Matt Grant, Sales and Marketing Manager at ACA said "Bracknell is now our fourth workshop in England, the second we have opened during the COVID-19 period. I am delighted to say that the need for us to increase our training capacity to meet the demand for Cytech training continues as we are seeing more and more people looking to retrain and upskill as a cycle technician to join the buoyant cycle trade sector."

ThiBracknell workshops purpose built workshop in the heart of Bracknell town offers the very latest state-of-the-art cycle maintenance training facility. With Park Tool continuing its partnership in supporting all of ACA's workshops, all trainees can expect to be working with, training on and using the very latest tools and equipment from some of the world's finest bicycle manufacturers and distributors when they attend a Cytech course.

Grant continues, "Our team has worked exceptionally hard to get this fantastic workshop open in these challenging times. We had to navigate the latest lockdown at the start of the year, when all our workshops were closed, in line with all other educational and training establishments and to deal with ever increasing lead times for orders of tools, bikes and equipment. It's been a remarkable achievement and one we're all immensely proud of."

Their expansion plans don't stop with Bracknell, as they hope that they will shortly be able to release details of another new Cytech workshop to open in the North East in the summer.

The new Bracknell workshop is already open for practical training, with the Cytech journey starting with Theory one online - to celebrate the new location and for the rest of May, Cytech are offering £30 off the Theory one online course which can be completed online and in your own time, to get you started with your journey. The distance learning course precedes the Technical one - practical course and the two together combine to give you the full Technical one qualification. For more information head over to the Theory one website: and to access the discount just use the promo code BRACKNELL at the payment review page. Offer expires 31/05/2021.

For more details and course dates etc., please contact the ACA sales team on 01865 550324, email: or, check out their website;

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