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26 Jul 2023

“Red tape and barriers to trade” currently affecting businesses because of Brexit have been blamed by cycle distributor FLi Distribution after it ceased trading with immediate...

25 Jul 2023

Norwich has triumphed ahead of Newcastle and Belfast to be named the most cycle-friendly city in the UK, scoring  high marks for categories like cycle routes, bike sharing schemes and...

25 Jul 2023

ACT member BikeTown in Rutherglen is to hold a cycling festival in the lead-up to the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.

24 Jul 2023

Eleven local authorities in England have been funded to enable health workers prescribe walking and cycling to patients.

24 Jul 2023

Cycling Electric has run an interesting article on the value of buying an e-bike from a local independent bike shop.

11 Jul 2023

Charity Cycling UK has launched The Big Bike Revival 2023 to support new and returning cyclists through a programme of free events.

11 Jul 2023

A survey undertaken by ACT members The Electric Bike Shop has shown that specialist bike retailers are continuing to see the benefit of having physical high street stores over a pure ecommerce...

11 Jul 2023

Giant UK has partnered with Activate Cycle Academy and the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) to provide a Cytech technical e-Bike qualification.

11 Jul 2023

As of 30th June 2023, the registered Head Office for V12 has relocated, and as a result their registered office address has changed.

3 Jul 2023

Cytech, the internationally recognised training and accreditation scheme for bicycle technicians, has announced that Whistler Adventure School (WAS), a private career training institution in...

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"Doncaster's favourite cycle shop" marks 30 years in business with anniversary ride

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

ACT Gold Member Don Valley Cycles, dubbed “Doncaster’s favourite” cycle shop, has marked its 30th anniversary in business with a 300-mile bike ride.

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The shop first opened its doors on 7 June 1993 - and has rapidly become a favourite among local cycling enthusiasts.

Throughout the last 30 years, the shop has supported cyclists and cycling events on many different events including The Doncaster Cycle Festival and also encouraging the building of the new purpose-built cycle circuit at the Doncaster Dome. Other highlights have included the Tour De Yorkshire, and the World Cycling Championships being held in Doncaster both of which brought thousands of cycling enthusiasts to the city.

Owner Martin Maltby says that watching the popularity of cycling grow over the last 30 years has been a great privilege, not just as a sport but also as a means of transport with the increase in sales of E-Bikes.

To celebrate the landmark, a group of regular customers and staff members past and present are taking part in a 300-mile bike ride over three days.

“Hopefully, we will all be fit enough to do 400 miles in four days in another decade,” Martin told the Doncaster Free Press.

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