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Nearly 14% of small UK businesses expect to close in the next twelve months, according to a new report published by the Federation of Small Businesses.
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How Are Small Shops Valued

18 Aug 2022

Small shops are defined as any shop less than 1,850m² (or 20,000 ft²). There are around 500,000 small shops in England and Wales – accounting for £11.5bn worth of rateable... Read more…

Leading UK retailers urge police to “make retail crime a priority”

18 Aug 2022

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BikeBiz opens nominations for retailer awards

17 Aug 2022

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Retail sales rose in July but ‘rocky road ahead’ forecast for retailers

17 Aug 2022

According to the BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor, retail sales rose in July though the news came with a warning that this could be the “lull before the storm”.
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Learn from the best social media posts of 2022

20 Jul 2022

Each week Maybe* round up the best social media posts from across the UK. See who's coming... Read more…

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Spend with Cyclescheme on Local Bike Shop Day and win a £250 voucher!

Posted on in Business News, Brands & Products News, Cycles News

In celebration of Local Bike Shop Day 2022, a number of the campaign's supporters are arranging competitions and discounts as a special thank you to the shops and customers participating in this year's event!

With an existing network of 1,750 IBDs and a consumer-facing reach of c.200,000 riders, Cyclescheme, part of Blackhawk Network, will be providing both local bike shops and customers with some great incentives to get involved.

Neil McGuigan Senior Manager Channel Sales at Cyclescheme, said "Cyclescheme was born in an independent bike shop, so this awareness day is close to our hearts. As the UK's largest cycle to work provider, over 75% of our sales come from the high street, and the Independent Bike Dealer plays a big part in supporting and spreading the positive word of Cyclescheme."

Spend with Cyclescheme and win!

 

On Local Bike Shop Day 4 lucky customers that purchase a bike through Cyclescheme will be awarded a £250 cycling voucher for the store they collect the bike from! All customers need to do to be eligible is redeem a certificate on the 30th April 2022.

 

Read competition T&Cs here.

Jane Atkin, Giant, Liverpool customer competition winner from 2020 said "I had one of the best experiences in the Giant store in Liverpool. The team were so passionate and enthusiastic about cycling and the brand and making the time to make sure the bike was right for me. I travelled up from Sheffield to Liverpool to get the bike I wanted and am looking forward to returning in a few weeks for a free service and now to use my vouchers!"

 

Bike shops can win a staff night out!

In addition to offering a customer prize, Cyclescheme are funding a prize for your local bike shop too! 6 lucky participating bike shops are in for a chance to win a staff night out worth up to £150. All stores need to do is shout about Local Bike Shop Day and Cyclescheme via social media - the most engaging and vocal stores will be awarded a restaurant choice gift card to use at a local restaurant!

Read competition T&Cs here.

Dan Fox at Brampton Valley Cycles won the 2021 Cyclescheme prize and said oh his involvement of the 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."

 

 

 

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