Tag Archives: bike shops

RideWrap ‘has people going to shops to measure bikes’

RideWrap has released a statement saying its staff has been working with shops and brands by appointment to measure bikes. It is advising shops to be wary of anyone that claims they are from a bike protection brand other than RideWrap, as they may be an imposter, following reports of …

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invisiFRAME ‘does not have people visiting bike shops to take measurements’

BikeBiz has been advised by invisiFRAME that a person/s is going into bike shops, claiming to be from invisiFRAME and asking to take measurements/dimensions of bikes. Vicky Regan from invisiFRAME said: “We just want to make it clear we do not have people visiting shops to take measurements and as …

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Edinburgh’s Electric Cycle Company opens ‘UK’s largest’ specialist e-bike shop

The Electric Cycle Company (ECC), Edinburgh, has just opened its new 4,000 square foot electric bike store and workshop on Crewe Road North, making it the ‘largest specialist e-bike shop in the UK’. Over four times the size of its previous shop, ECC said it has created a safe and …

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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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How Howards Cycles has fared in a year like no other

It’s fair to say that none of us saw this one coming, and for many businesses, it’s been the most challenging of times. However, the bicycle industry has fared better than most. Ray Howard from Howards Cycles shares his thoughts on how it’s been for his bike shop looking back over the last year

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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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Bike shops can remain open in new national lockdown

Bike shops are among businesses which can remain open during England’s national lockdown announced yesterday by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The PM last night instructed people to stay at home to ‘control the virus, protect the NHS and save lives’ in a decision that follows a rise in infections, hospital …

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Bike shop develops scheme for e-bike battery charging

A bike shop has come up with a scheme to help cyclists charge their e-bike batteries en route. After installing a 24-hour free e-bike charging system at its shop in Betws y Coed, Beics Betws decided to encourage other businesses to offer a similar service. With the help of Starfish …

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Bike shops in England permitted to remain open in lockdown

Bike shops are among businesses that will be permitted to stay open as England gets ready to enter lockdown tomorrow, 5th November. To reduce social contact, the Government has ordered certain businesses and venues to close, including all non-essential retail, indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, entertainment venues and personal care …

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