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Kickstart Scheme deadline extension

14 Oct 2021

Originally due to end on 31 December 2021, it has since been announced (4th October 2021) that the scheme has been extended until March 2022.
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September breaks records for number of practical Cytech technicians certified within one month

13 Oct 2021

Cytech continues to be in record-breaking demand as it now sees the highest ever number of technicians certified within one month in September 2021 - with over 115 in the UK alone!
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Contactless Payments Increase to 100 on Friday 15th October 2021

13 Oct 2021

According to UK Finance, 'The new £100 limit is designed to balance security, convenience and consumer demand."
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Your business journey to net zero: Register for the London or Scotland event now

11 Oct 2021

Your Business Journey to Net Zero, is a series of locally focused virtual events, designed to help small businesses who want to play theirpart in climate change, but don't know where is best... Read more…

Write to your MP ahead of Chancellor's Autumn Statement

7 Oct 2021

Independentretailers are urged to write to their MPs ahead of the Chancellor's Autumn Statement, which is expected to include a review of business rates.
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Free workshops: Build Back Better by designing circularity into your businesses

6 Oct 2021

Come along to this practical online workshop and you'll take a fresh look at the resources flowing through your business and identify opportunities to increase your profits.
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Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment Delayed to 2024

6 Oct 2021

The government will be introducing compulsory Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Income Tax Self-Assessment (ITSA) a year later than planned
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Beware of an increase in fraud; here's what to look out for...

30 Sep 2021

Members across the Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC) have reported an increase in scam emails and fraud attempts experienced by retailers.
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Contactless limit to increase to 100 from 15 October

29 Sep 2021

UK Finance have announced that the national roll-out of the new £100 spending limit for contactless card payments will begin from 15 October 2021.
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Reunite and rediscover food & drink this October at the Fine Food Show North

29 Sep 2021

IRC member the Guild of Fine Food are hosting the Fine Food Show North, a showcase of small & medium-sized food and drink producers from across the UK
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Local Bike Shop Day 2021 prize winners announced

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News

This LBS_Day_Logo_28AUG21_250x114year's Local Bike Shop Day was celebrated by more bike shops, cycling organisations and customers than any previous years.

Many local bike shops promoted their involvement on social media and celebrated the day through events and in-store offers, reporting an increase in footfall on the day as a result.  

 

Store winners

As a special thank you to those shops engaging the most on social media for Local Bike Shop Day, Cyclescheme, part of Blackhawk Network, provided local bike shops with a range of point of sale materials, social media support and competition prizes for stores.

Store winners of £200 in vouchers for a staff night out:

  • Peak Ascent Cycles
  • Cycle King (Coventry)
  • Cheltenham Cycles
  • Brampton Valley Cycles
  • Cycle Solutions Uplands

Dan Fox at Brampton Valley Cycles said of his involvement in Local Bike Shop Day:

"Local Bike Shop Day is a great way for the Local Independents to show the local community what their local bike shop has to offer which the internet cannot. Whether this is advising customers on what bike would be the best option for them, to sizing, to advice regarding different components, servicing etc. We are at the forefront of our cycling communities, and it is great to have the publicity provided from the likes of Cyclescheme and the ACT and to win a £200 prize for our shop it is amazing to be recognised for the work we do."

 

Rozone winner

In honour of Local Bike Shop Day our friends at Rozone also gave away a £1,400 cleaning bundle to one lucky Cyclescheme independent retailer. The winner could choose from either the ROwasher Mobile or ROwasher Static and will receive 6 months worth of cleaning materials too.

The RoZone cleaning bundle went to Andrew from Blue Door Bicycles -Upper Norwood, London.

Andrew is a new business owner, taking over the long-standing local London bike store in September 2019 after it closed.

 

Customer winners

On the day, Cyclescheme also gave four lucky customers, who visited a participating shop and requested or redeemed a Cycle scheme certificate, the chance to win a £250 cycling gift card.

Customer winners - £250 for a local bike store voucher

  • J. Stevens
  • R. Worth
  • F. Qedwai
  • P. Mcgrady
  • M. Crotty
  • A. Istrate

 

Get ready for Local Bike Shop Day 2022

With Local Bike Shop Day 2021 being one of the most successful years to date, the event organisers, the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT), will now be aiming for LBSD 2022 to grow further still.

Keep your eyes peeled for the new date for Local Bike Shop Day 2022!

 

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