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4 Sep 2023

New research has named Danish capital Copenhagen as the best city for cyclists in Europe, with one-third (33%) of the city choosing to travel by bike. Copenhagen is also one of the safest cities...

4 Sep 2023

ACT member & Cytech-accredited Highway Cycles, Hertfordshire’s largest independent bike and e-bike specialist, has opened a new shop in Bishop’s Stortford.

24 Aug 2023

Volatility in the cycle insurance market that has resulted in most insurers backing away from the UK cycling industry owing to poor claims performance has led the ACT, through its appointed...

24 Aug 2023

Cytech training provider Spokes People were recently asked by the Afghan National Team if they could suggest any way for them to be supported mechanically at the UCI World Championships in...

22 Aug 2023

Cities across the country are following the lead of the Mayor of London, and ULEZ (Ultra Low Emissions Zone), by implementing their own measures to reduce carbon produced by combustion engines.

22 Aug 2023

Journeys made using Transport for London’s (TfL) cycle hire scheme this year are at their lowest in a decade, with the organisation blaming recent bad weather as a potential cause.

21 Aug 2023

The manager of ACT Gold Member Pedal Revolution in Norwich has demonstrated the strength of the cycling community, after rallying support for a local cyclist who had to sell his four bikes to...

21 Aug 2023

A report in Cycling Industry News says that 60% of Fix Your Bike vouchers that were issued during the peak Covid lockdown period were redeemed at smaller bike shops and...

10 Aug 2023

One in five UK consumers (20%) prefer using mobile payment services such as Apple Pay over cash (17%) or chip & PIN card payments (10%) for in-store purchases, a new survey has reported.

9 Aug 2023

Fully funded training for school and college leavers is available for the Cycle Maintenance Apprenticeship for those under 19 years of age at the start of the apprenticeship.

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ACT partner Maybe* in the press over Independents’ Day weekend 2022

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

It's been a busy first half of the year at Maybe* HQ and they've kicked off the second half with one of their favourite celebrations, Independents' Day. Maybe*'s support of the campaign made 21 headlines in both national and local news.

Here's a round up of some of coverage including The Daily Express, Better Retailing and a selection from the press pack across the breadth of the country.

Better Retailing encourages readers to support Independents' Day

Maybe*'s partnership with Independents' Day made the news at Better Retailing. The publication made sure its readers knew how they could support the campaign with posters and across social media.

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Indie case study inspires in The Express

The Express writes

"Recent research also points to an uptick in awareness about indie shops with 52 percent seeing customers wanting to support them. This weekend (July 2 and 3) marks this year’s Independents’ Day, a campaign showcasing small retail’s contribution around the UK. (www.independentsdayuk.org)."

The online edition of the Daily Express told the story of how an indie fashion retailer in South East London used social media to grow her business, while highlighting their research with Independents Day which points to the increased public support for independent businesses.

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Toy World shouts out Local Rewards

The Maybe* loyalty programme, Local Rewards, got a mention from Toy World.

The toy sector thought leaders write

"In partnership with Local Rewards, the organiser of Independents’ Day UK – a campaign that encourages shoppers to use the goods and services of independent businesses – is encouraging consumers to make an extra effort to ‘shop small’ this weekend from 2nd-3rd July."

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Merseyside success story

In Liverpool, Independents' Day was in the spotlight alongside a local creative hub. The hub used Independents' Day weekend as an opportunity to encourage shoppers to support indie artists and art spaces, reminding us its not just about independent shops, but also about the local indie creative talent in towns and cities.

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Supporting Local Rewards in South Wales

The South Wales Argus flew the flag for an array of their indies and wrote

"In Gwent we have an array of fantastic independent businesses, from breweries to restaurants, record stores to something a bit different.

Independents' Day is a campaign that, in partnership with Local Rewards, exists to support and promote independent retail businesses across the UK."

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