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3 Jun 2024

Road Traffic Estimates data published by the Department for Transport has shown a 7.3% decline in cycling miles travelled and a 2.2% rise in car journeys between 2022 and 2023. It's...

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An amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill, put forward by former Conservative Party leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith, that was set to introduce the offense of “causing death by dangerous,...

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A programme to get more Londoners cycling across the capital is being launched by Transport for London (TfL).

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Cycling UK has launched the Inclusive Cycling Experience, a new programme funded by the Motability Foundation, to support disabled communities in Greater Manchester and Inverness to start...

20 May 2024

ACT member Mapes of Millport, a bike shop on Cumbrae, an island in the lower Firth of Clyde in western Scotland, is riding high after being selected as the best cycle hire shop in...

20 May 2024

People who cycle to work are less likely to be prescribed drugs to treat anxiety or depression than those who commute using different modes of transport, new research shows.

20 May 2024

The cycling industry may have experienced one of its most turbulent periods in recent history, but it still represents a great opportunity for investment, according to a report...

20 May 2024

The Sustrans Walking and Cycling Index, the biggest UK survey of walking, wheeling and cycling, found only 40% of residents on low incomes had access to a cycle. This compared to 59% in...

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Bike shops and cyclists alike urged to gear up to take advantage of Local Bike Shop Day 2024

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

The UK’s estimated 7.6 million cyclists are being urged to get on their bikes on Saturday May 4th and head down to their local independent bike shop, as many prepare special activities to mark the annual Local Bike Shop Day.

 

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Sponsored this year by Cytech, the international training and accreditation scheme for bicycle technicians, the annual event raises the profile of independent bike shops, with a specific focus on their particular levels of expertise and customer service.

Among those taking part this year are ACT members, Summit Cycles in Aberystwyth, which will be celebrating Local Bike Shop Day by offering up to 50 per cent off selected clothing and helmets, free bike health checks, e-bike test rides and a prize draw to win a £150 voucher.

ACT member Bicycle Links in Norwich will be hosting a small yard sale to promote the shop and attract more visitors. They are hoping their selection of second-hand bike parts and accessories will act as a distinctive way to encourage people to visit the shop.

Bike and repair shop, Aztecs in Bow, East London will be offering customers old and new 10 per cent off everything in the shop, on the day, whilst at De Ver Cycles in Streatham, Britain's first black cycling champion, Maurice Burton, will be in conversation with Paul Jones discussing their book, The Maurice Burton Way, and visitors can also ride with Maurice at 9am, departing from De Ver Cycles' Streatham shop! 

“Independent bike shops across the UK have a particular culture, service and level of expertise that places them at the heart of their local cycling communities. Local Bike Shop Day the day we all get to celebrate that,” says Jonathan Harrison from the ACT.

“Whether it’s for accessories, for servicing or repairs, for accessories or just for specialist advice, independent bike shops provide a knowledgeable and invaluable service to cyclists of all ages, and this is a chance to support them and celebrate them. For bike shops it is a chance to reinforce their customer relationships and promote themselves to new audiences.”

Sponsor Cytech has delivered more than 25,000 technical training courses to cycling industry personnel and cyclists since being developed just over 35 years ago.

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