Tag Archives: ACT

National bicycle tyre recycling scheme to launch later this year

A national bicycle tyre recycling scheme is set to launch later this year. In 2018, the ACT helped conduct a survey which led to the assessment that 44,000 tonnes of waste bicycle tyres and inner tubes enter UK landfill every year. This figure is set to rise as participation continues …

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Local Bike Shop Day 2020 now taking place in September

Local Bike Shop Day 2020 is now taking place on 5th September. The new date was confirmed with a poll among participating retailers. Following the recent possible postponement survey that took place in March, there was an overwhelming vote (94%) in favour of deferring the day to a later date …

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Cycling industry unites to launch new campaign

Leading voices from the cycle industry have joined forces to show that #BikeIsBest in a new multi-format campaign. In the UK, two thirds (68%) of all journeys are under five miles, a distance that can be easily cycled by most people. Believing that #BikeIsBest, many of the cycling industry’s biggest …

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ACT offering free subscription to help IBDs through COVID-19

The ACT is offering IBDs three months of free access to the UK cycle community with an ActSmart bronze subscription. In return, it is asking for a small charitable donation (minimum £5) towards the National Emergencies Trust. The aim of the initiative is to supply IBDs with key resources that …

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ACT appeals for technicians free to take on bike building work

The ACT is appealing for technicians that are free to take on bike building work. Cytech and the ACT estimate that there are up to 20,000 bicycles awaiting delivery and building, which are either already sold or committed to by consumers in the UK. The sudden demand from essential workers …

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ACT offers guidance on COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme

The ACT is offering guidance to IBDs regarding the COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme. The new scheme, launched this week, applies to those who have put their employees on furlough as a result of the outbreak. Before you make a claim Before you apply you need to check that both you …

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What should bike shops choosing to close do next?

Following on from the guidance on how IBDs can remain opportunistic during COVID-19, the ACT has also collated the support available for the businesses choosing to close… On the 23rd of March, the prime minister took the unprecedented yet necessary step of enforcing restrictions upon individual freedoms to prevent the …

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How IBDs can remain opportunistic throughout COVID-19

For many years the majority of IBDs have relied upon bricks-and-mortar sales. For retailers to adapt during these strange and unfamiliar times, many will have to acknowledge that there is likely to be a significant shift towards online shopping during the lockdown. Now is the time to consider creating and/or …

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“Find an open bike shop” website launched by ACT and BA

A new online map and postcode search facility has been set up to highlight bicycle shops which remain open during the COVID-19 outbreak. It will enable key workers and others who need their bikes fixed for essential journeys, or for exercise, to quickly locate retailers and repairers who are open …

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Local Bike Shop Day 2020 postponed following retailer vote

Local Bike Shop Day 2020 has been postponed. The decision was not taken lightly, the ACT said, with the final judgement given to the bike shops that had signed up to take part. The ACT surveyed all participating shops last week. Out of all the respondents, over 90% voted in …

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