Tag Archives: IBD

The Bike Side to raffle off rebuilt bike for the NHS

The Bike Side has teamed up with a host of cycling businesses to raise funds for NHS Charities Together. Having recently opened his new IBD in West Sussex, owner Tom Hunter is hosting a raffle for a newly-rebuilt bike worth over £1,000 on Saturday 20th June. Madison Cycles, Hunt Wheels, …

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ArmaUrto to launch dealer direct programme

ArmaUrto is offering independent bike retailers the opportunity to open a direct account with the brand in advance of its official IBD launch. The ArmaUrto Dealer Direct Programme will “revolutionise how independent retailers benefit from stocking its products and will include a range of incentives previously unavailable,” the brand has …

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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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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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How to set yourself apart from the rest

In 2019, Backyard Bike Shop was awarded the BikeBiz Award for Best Independent Bike Dealer, sponsored by Citrus-Lime. Owner Nic Vieri shares his shop’s story along with some best practice...

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How have bike shops responded to COVID-19? Pennine Cycles, Balfe’s Bikes

The current retail environment and the struggling high street has been well reported for a long time – with many figures pointing to a bleak picture for bricks and mortar stores in the UK. 2019 was described as the “worst year on record for retail” by the BRC, with total …

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Moore Large offering discount on online accessory orders

Moore Large is offering all its IBD customers a 5% saving off all accessories ordered online via its B2B. This initiative is in conjunction with the increased credit limits, half-price carriage threshold and home delivery service the distributor is currently offering. Its goal remains, it says, to provide “as much …

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How have bike shops responded to COVID-19? Dave Mellor Cycles

The current retail environment and the struggling high street has been well reported for a long time – with many figures pointing to a bleak picture for bricks and mortar stores in the UK. 2019 was described as the “worst year on record for retail” by the BRC, with total …

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How have bike shops responded to COVID-19? Arragon’s Cycle Centre

The current retail environment and the struggling high street has been well reported for a long time – with many figures pointing to a bleak picture for bricks and mortar stores in the UK. 2019 was described as the “worst year on record for retail” by the BRC, with total …

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