Tag Archives: IBD

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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Nominate now for Best Independent Bike Dealer

Following the commencement of the nominations process for the BikeBiz Awards earlier this month, we’ll be highlighting each and every category from our list of expertly-curated accolades, designed to reflect the varied and vibrant nature of the sector: from prizes that honour local independents and distribution giants through to awards for …

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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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How has COVID-19 affected bike repairs and servicing?

One advantage IBDs will always have over the internet is servicing and repairs. Even if customers do choose to spend an increasing amount of time perusing the web, the value of customer service and expertise that bike shops provide in person can never be overlooked. And while the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Oxford partners up with Citrus-Lime to support independent retailers

Oxford Products is partnering with Citrus-Lime through the Supplier Integration Module (SIM). SIM ensures that data is accurate and up-to-date on an ongoing basis, speeding up the processes that use supplier information. This means less time is spent in front of a computer screen on product admin, minimising the cost …

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How LBSD provides a chance to get people back to cycling

Researchers have long concluded that the start of a new school year triggers a powerful sense of renewal in adults as well as children. For parents and pupils, the rituals of buying new uniforms, rucksacks, and schoolbooks beckon in a very literal sense of change. Even for those of us …

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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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Former Rutland Cycling CEO David Middlemiss to join BA to develop IBD engagement

The BA has recruited former Rutland Cycling CEO David Middlemiss. Joining the team from 1st September, Middlemiss will support the ongoing work at the BA to engage the retail sector in its advocacy programme to grow the cycling market, primarily by developing IBD engagement in the organisation’s flagship programmes – …

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