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

30 Apr 2024

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... Read more…

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The Guardian has reported independent shopkeepers saying prices they pay at Tesco’s cash-and-carry arm Booker are often higher than in Tesco’s stores.
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18 Apr 2024

Independent record stores around the country are preparing to celebrate all things vinyl for this year’s Record Store Day on Saturday April 20th. 
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Indies encouraged to put themselves forward for Retail Business of the Year award.

18 Apr 2024

BIRA, the British Independent Retailers Association, has announced its partnership with this year’s SME National Business Awards., joining the 2024 awards as a leading sponsor, backing... Read more…

Family-run Polesworth fish and chip shop celebrates 40 years in business with half-price chips.

18 Apr 2024

A Midlands fish and chip shop is celebrating 40 years in business and offering half-price chips to mark the milestone.
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Assault of shop workers to be made specific criminal offence

18 Apr 2024

Assaulting a shop worker is to be made a separate criminal offence in England and Wales as part of a government response to a wave of retail crime. 
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New stores helping Cardiff arcades buck retail trends.

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Study highlights impact of rising staff costs for convenience retailers.

3 Apr 2024

Research by the University of Stirling and the Scottish Grocers’ Federation has shed light on the impact of rising staff costs on the convenience retail sector in Scotland.
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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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