Tag Archives: ACT

Local Bike Shop Day 2021 survey extended

The ACT has extended the Local Bike Shop Day 2021 survey. When do you want Local Bike Shop Day 2021? Despite last year’s unprecedented hardships, Local Bike Shop Day 2020 proved to be a huge success for the industry, with more people talking about the day online than ever before. …

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Cytech workshops re-open with increased safety measures

Cytech training centre workshops are once again open and able to deliver courses from this week, after over two months of being unable to deliver in-person practical training. Both Activate Cycle Academy (ACA) and PJCS are looking forward to welcoming trainees back through their doors. Cytech said it takes the …

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Communicating COVID-secure measures in store

In the Home Secretary’s statement on 12th January, it was explained that a minority of people are putting the health of the nation at risk by not following the rules. In response, the Government is talking to local councils about the role that they should be playing in enforcing the …

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What to do next when shutting up shop

As a third national lockdown continues, the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) is offering guidance to IBDs throughout the country. ACT PR and marketing executive Tabitha Walker outlines some of the help available to bike shops On 4th January, the Prime Minister took the necessary step of enforcing yet another …

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Retail finance plays key role in strong sales for bike retailers

The Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) has reported an increase in both new and returning customers in December 2020 among IBDs, in comparison to 2019. The survey was part of an IRC initiative, where retail feedback is collected by a number of trade organisations for Government lobbying to the benefit …

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Cycling Marketing Board set up to entice new consumers to ride and diversify cycling’s image

Cycling brands, retailers and organisations are collaborating to create the new Cycling Marketing Board, set up with a vision to continue to entice new consumers to cycling, and diversify cycling’s image with Governments and in the media. The Cycling Marketing Board follows the industry-backed #BikeIsBest campaign in 2020, which won …

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How to keep your business running in tougher tiers

Following recent COVID-19 developments and tightening of restrictions, the ACT can confirm that bicycle shops will be allowed to remain open across all tiers in England, Wales and Scotland. But with millions of people placed in Tier 4, retailers will have to adapt to acknowledge the significant shift towards online …

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ACT partners with web and mobile platform Hubtiger

The ACT has partnered with web and mobile platform Hubtiger, enabling cycle shops to manage all workshop operations in one app. Hubtiger aims to help bike shops do better business by improving workshop efficiency, increasing revenue and enhancing the customer experience. The web solution manages online/app bookings, job card scheduling, automated/direct …

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BikeBiz Awards: Vote now for service to the industry awards

Following the commencement of the voting process for the BikeBiz Awards last month, we’ll be highlighting each and every finalist from our list of expertly-curated accolades. The final decision will be placed in the hands of those that know best – professionals that work within the industry day in day out and prosumers with a …

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