The ACT "believes backing at a national level will be significant to the independent cycle retail sector, providing further support for the promotion and development of cycling," says Brown.
"We feel this announcement is important for our members and the sector as a whole and we hope these plans for schools will work positively alongside Bike Hub [the name for the UK's cycle industry's 'levy'] to
increase overall cycle usage and promotion.
"The ACT has strategic objectives to promote the IBD sector amongst consumers and therefore any
other initiatives for the development of cycling we view as very positive for our industry."