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Get Pumped Up to cycle and join the World's Biggest Bike Ride on 12 September

14 Aug 2020

Cycling UK have launched a new campaign- Pumped Up- to celebrate the joy of the bike across our towns, cities and countryside and reminding people about the fun and freedom that cycling... Read more…

How Shop Local Week could benefit local bakery businesses

13 Aug 2020

Comment from Karen Dear, Director of Operations at the CBA (Craft Bakers Association) on how Shop Local Week could benefit local bakery businesses
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How to get involved with Local Bike Shop Day 2020

12 Aug 2020

Use these tips to promote your involvement with Local Bike Shop Day to increase the cumulative impact!
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Best Small Shops partner Maybe* urges retailers to get back onto social media

12 Aug 2020

With a month to go until entries close in the search to find Britain's Best Small Shop of 2020 Maybe*, which has been named as partner of this year's competition, has found that independent... Read more…

Enjoy Summer Safely and #ShopLocal this week

11 Aug 2020

The Government has begun Shop Local Week, seven days of concentrated activity encouraging shoppers to return to their local high street and shop safely.
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Buy Now Pay Later providers cause concern across UK as debt rises

6 Aug 2020

Increased scrutiny is being placed upon the UK's growing use of Buy Now Pay Later services
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ActSmart raises hundreds of pounds for the National Emergencies Trust

5 Aug 2020

The free ActSmart subscription offer was taken up by a large number of businesses across the UK, helping to raise hundreds of pounds for a great cause
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Customer experience placed at the height of importance by brands post-lockdown

5 Aug 2020

The brands currently bossing customer experience and the six key pillars to drive your business in the right direction

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Local Bike Shop Day the perfect time to target Back To Work & Back To School cyclists

5 Aug 2020

Organisers say Local Bike Shop Day provides a perfect vehicle for cycle shops to encourage local residents to resurrect their own as well as their children's bikes, or upgrade or buy new if... Read more…

Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme now available to customers

28 Jul 2020

The first batch of bike repair vouchers worth £50 have been released to the public in a pilot scheme to encourage thousands of people get back into cycling
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How did you celebrate #NationalFitnessDay?

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News, Outdoor News

National Fitness Day is an event organised every year on the 25th September by not-for-profit health body ukactive. The aims of the day involves highlighting the crucial role that physical activity plays across the UK and helping to raise awareness of its importance in helping us lead healthier and active lifestyles.

According to a study undertaken by the World Health Organisation last year the UK is ranked 123rd out of 168 nations for physical inactivity. The average UK adult spends more than twice as long making tea as they do exercising, according to new research commissioned by ukactive.

"Brits spend twice as long making tea per week as exercising"- ukactive 

Physical inactivity has been listed as a leading cause of preventable diseases and conditions such as type-2 diabetes, some cancers and osteoporosis. Being more active is not only proven to improve our physical health, it also has an incredible effect on our mental health, our confidence and development, our social connections and our communities.

National Fitness Day sees thousands of events taking place across the UK, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds and encouraging them to try new activities! Activities can involve "plank offs", yoga and pilates classes, treadmill challenges, high-street HIIT classes, dance-offs, mass walks and many more. The website even includes an Activity Finder which enables you to type your post code in and take part in events near you!

A number of ways that you can prepare for next year's National Fitness Day include running or hosting an event in celebration, encouraging your local schools to get involved, spreading the word to your workplace and getting active and joining in! Share your progress on social media platforms with #NationalFitnessDay and inspire others around you to take part!

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