Tag Archives: IBD

Cyclorise launches B2B site for independent bike dealers

Cyclorise has launched its first B2B website, aimed at making it easier for independent bike dealers to purchase from its range. Whilst 2020 has seen a boom in the cycling industry, it also proved to be a difficult year for distributors to keep in touch with their IBDs due to …

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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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How did IBDs fare in 2020?

Bike retailers have seen a rise in demand this year, leading to surging sales and stock shortages. But what can we expect as we head into 2021? Rebecca Morley investigates

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BA holds first session of Independent Retailer Forum

The BA has held the first session of a new forum for the independent bicycle retail sector. The association hosted a dozen leading independent retailers, representing the varied sizes, regions and channels of the sector, in early December, hot on the heels of the independent retailer panel session broadcast during …

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Proviz Sports launches new B2B website for IBDs

Proviz Sports has launched a new B2B website for IBDs. With 2020 experiencing a boom in cycling and running, the B2B website allows independent bike dealers to purchase Proviz products and offer them to their customers. The B2B will see Proviz available across the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands …

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Three bike shops shortlisted for Best Small Shop 2020

Elmy Cycles, Pennine Cycles and Recycle York have been named on the shortlist of retailers in the running to be named Britain’s Best Small Shop of 2020. Elmy Cycles is an independent bicycle retailer in Ipswich which remained open from the first day of lockdown in March, adapting and changing …

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