It’s the time of the year again when we embark upon our search to find the best IBDs – or independent bike dealers – operating in the UK.
Celebrating the best examples of bike retailing, we’re seeking independent bike shops that offer service above and beyond the call of duty, whether that’s supporting local cyclists or clubs, pioneering a new market in the cycle world, reaching out to non-cyclists or the local community or just providing excellent shopping for bicycles and accessories.
One of the best known cycle to work providers in the business – Cyclescheme – is backing our search.
Daniel Gillborn, director at Cyclescheme, said: "Supporting BikeBiz and our retailers on a consistent basis demonstrates our commitment to this vital audience and recognises the huge part they play in our business.
"We are very proud of the IBDs who offer the highest levels of customer service to our participants, and this is what we are celebrating here."
We’ve already been independently consulting with distributors and brands to get their take on the topic, but we’re also throwing the net open to anyone who has a great independent bike shop that they think should be included. Email us here with your suggestions.
We’ll compile the list of top 20 IBDs in April’s BikeBiz, and post it online during that month.