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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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Local Bike Shop Day 2020 now taking place in September

Local Bike Shop Day 2020 is now taking place on 5th September. The new date was confirmed with a poll among participating retailers. Following the recent possible postponement survey that took place in March, there was an overwhelming vote (94%) in favour of deferring the day to a later date …

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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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