Tag Archives: ACT

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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BikeBiz Awards reveals shortlist for 2020 digital ceremony

BikeBiz has carefully sifted through the nominations for this year’s Awards and we can now reveal those companies that have made it into the shortlist. The final decision will be placed in the hands of those that know best – professionals that work within the industry day in day out …

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ACT restructures to focus more on retailers’ needs

The Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) is restructuring to become more focused on the needs of retailers. By closely aligning the ACT with the many trade organisations and sectors that make up the Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC), it will be working with over 100,000 independent retailers engaging Government, business and …

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Local Bike Shop Day 2020 sees record number of bike shops and customers across UK

This year’s Local Bike Shop Day was the “most successful date yet”, with a record number of bike shops and customers celebrating across the UK, organisers have said. The number of bike shops registered on the Local Bike Shop Day website rose by 77%. During the day, the hashtag #supportyourlocalbikeshop had …

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BikeBiz September edition is now available

The digital edition of BikeBiz September is now available. This month we look at how 5G can help enable a ‘new normal’, how COVID-19 has affected trade shows and other events within the industry, and catch up with Ride Concepts and DexShell. This month’s sector guides are cyclocross accessories and …

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What can we expect from this year’s Local Bike Shop Day?

This year’s Local Bike Shop Day is taking place on 5th September – after being postponed from its original date back in May. BikeBiz catches up with the ACT to find how COVID-19 changed its plans and what we can expect moving forward

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ACA sees first sign up to new bike mechanics apprenticeship

Cytech training provider Activate Cycle Academy (ACA) has seen the first sign up to the new apprenticeship in bicycle mechanics by ACA operations manager Suzanne Read. The new apprenticeship standard was developed by a group of cycle industry employers, including representatives from cycle shops, bike hire companies, industry suppliers and …

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Local Bike Shop Day to focus on getting people back to work and school this autumn

Keeping the nation cycling into autumn and getting kids cycling to school will be two of the key themes for this year’s Local Bike Shop Day, organisers have said. Cycling levels during lockdown rose by up to 300% on some days and the Government is offering Fix Your Bike vouchers …

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Activate Cycle Academy to deliver new apprenticeship standard for bike mechanics

Cytech training provider Activate Cycle Academy (formerly ATG Training) will begin delivering the new apprenticeship standard for bicycle mechanics. As part of the recent Government announcement, businesses will be given £2,000 for each new apprentice they hire under the age of 25, which is in addition to the existing £1,000 …

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