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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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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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