Johnny Mapplebeck passes away aged 101

Johnny Mapplebeck, founder of Whitaker and Mapplebeck Cycles, now trading as Pennine Cycles, has passed away peacefully aged 101.⁠ He opened the bike shop with his friend in 1946 after returning from the war, and over the years built a successful business. Owners Paul and Sandra Corcoran bought the business …

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Cyclescheme reduces commission to 8.33% excluding VAT

Cyclescheme has announced a reduction in retailer commission rates. Effective from today, 28th September, on any unredeemed e-certificate, Cyclescheme commission has been reduced to 8.33%, excluding VAT, for all bikes, accessories and helmets. From the beginning of November, a commission cap will be introduced on Cyclescheme e-certificates above £3,000 RRP, …

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How has COVID-19 affected bike repairs and servicing?

One advantage IBDs will always have over the internet is servicing and repairs. Even if customers do choose to spend an increasing amount of time perusing the web, the value of customer service and expertise that bike shops provide in person can never be overlooked. And while the COVID-19 pandemic …

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