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15 Jul 2021

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8 Jul 2021

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8 Jul 2021

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8 Jul 2021

Retailers have until 1st August to sign up on the Local Bike Shop Day website and receive a physical pack in the post to help them promote their business on the day and drive footfall into...

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.

2 Jul 2021

The ACT and Cyclescheme are once again joining forces to make this year's Local Bike Shop Day- on Saturday 28th August - a great success across the nation

1 Jul 2021

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling & Walking (APPGCW) have launched a new inquiry, exploring what the DfT's Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy 2nd version should look like.

1 Jul 2021

Independents' Day UK is a campaign that exists to support and promote businesses across the UK all year round, but with an annual focus on July 4th: ‘Independents' Day' itself.

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New £18 million Bikeability funding coincides with Local Bike Shop Day aims

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

TChildren cyclinghe DfT has announced £18 million for Bikeability cycling proficiency training scheme, which fits in well with Local Bike Shop Day's aims of encouraging children to cycle to school.

On 9th April Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced £18 million for cycle training across the country to ensure children and their families have the confidence to choose active travel.

The funding, which is managed via the Bikeability Trust charity, will go toward delivering high-quality, practical on-road cycle training as a modern day equivalent of the ‘cycling proficiency' scheme many parents will themselves have undertaken during their school days.

This additional funding will kick-start Bikeability's plans to provide training to all children by 2025, giving the next generation of cyclists a life skill and the confidence they need to choose a more active way to travel.

More information about the DfT's funding plans can be found here.

The ACT are in full support of this latest announcement, and believe that it coincides perfectly with the aims of this year's Local Bike Shop Day.

Local Bike Shop Day is the one day a year when independent bike shops across the UK can come together to celebrate their distinctive culture. It's the day for local bike shops to showcase their passion, knowledge and personalised service they offer to their local communities.

This year's Local Bike Shop Day will be taking place on Saturday 28th August, falling at an ideal time to encourage children to cycle to school and to inspire the nation to continue cycling throughout autumn. Previous years have been hugely successful, with hundreds of bike shops getting involved and hundreds of thousands of consumers reached.

In order to encourage the nation to continue cycling it is important for the industry to work together to promote it where possible, Local Bike Shop Day and the Bikeability funding are another great step in this direction. If you are a bike dealer that has not yet signed up for Local Bike Shop Day 2021, please do so here.

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