Tag Archives: Bike Shops

Schwalbe to assist retailers with volunteer programme

Schwalbe has launched a volunteer programme to assist retailers with a surge in business, particularly for service and repairs. The programme will allow retailers in the UK access to a Schwalbe sales promoter who will work as an extra pair of hands, either in the workshop or on the shop …

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Cycleworks sells shop in Petersfield

Cycleworks has sold its last shop in Petersfield to East Street Cycles, which will continue as Hoops Velo. Cycleworks started in 1995 and was acquired by Chris and Sally Goble in 1999. The company grew to have four shops in Leatherhead, Haslemere, Guildford and Petersfield. Over the last four years, …

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Insync to celebrate vital role of bike shops on Independents’ Day UK

Insync is championing the vital work of bike shops to mark Independents’ Day UK, 4th July. The brand, owned by India-based Hero Cycles, is celebrating the service provided by its network of local bike shops, which has proved invaluable during the pandemic. Independents’ Day UK is a campaign that exists …

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Bike shops set to be among least affected by a reduction in consumer spending

Cycle shops are set to be among the least affected type of business by a reduction in consumer spending over the next 12 months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. New research from the personal finance comparison site finder.com found that 87% of Brits plan to maintain or increase …

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Rutland Cycling opens temporary bicycle shop in Oakham

Rutland Cycling is setting up a temporary pop-up bicycle repair shop and workshop on South Street Car Park from today, 20th May. The initiative has been set up to help get residents out and about safely on two wheels to support their daily exercise. The shop will deliver workshop services, …

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IRC launches online directory to promote small shops still open for business

The Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC) has launched ‘We are open’, an online map and directory of independent shops that are still open and operating responsibly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the Government’s guidance, some high street retailers have been able to remain physically open as a ‘notable exception’ whilst others …

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German bike shops set to reopen next week

German bike shops will be allowed to reopen next week, as the country slowing begins to ease its COVID-19 restrictions. It is part of a larger scheme to lift bans for retail businesses which were set at the outbreak of COVID-19, with only a limited number of retail categories allowed …

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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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Online map launched to help key workers find cycle-related offers

Sustrans has created the Cycles for Key Workers map to make cycling easier for NHS staff and other key workers amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The online map shows offers on bike purchasing and hire, equipment, repairs and maintenance available to key workers in their local area. It also lists bike …

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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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