Tag Archives: Pennine Cycles

BikeBiz March edition is now available

The digital edition of BikeBiz March is now available online. This month, we catch up with #BikeIsBest founder Adam Tranter, find out what we can expect from digiBike* 2021 and Islabikes founder Isla Rowntree tells us why she’s stepping back after 15 years. This month’s sector guides are women-specific bikes …

Read More »

BikeBiz Awards: Vote now for the community awards

Following the commencement of the voting process for the BikeBiz Awards last month, we’ll be highlighting each and every finalist from our list of expertly-curated accolades. The final decision will be placed in the hands of those that know best – professionals that work within the industry day in day out and prosumers with …

Read More »

BikeBiz Awards reveals shortlist for 2020 digital ceremony

BikeBiz has carefully sifted through the nominations for this year’s Awards and we can now reveal those companies that have made it into the shortlist. The final decision will be placed in the hands of those that know best – professionals that work within the industry day in day out …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Johnny Mapplebeck passes away aged 101

Johnny Mapplebeck, founder of Whitaker and Mapplebeck Cycles, now trading as Pennine Cycles, has passed away peacefully aged 101.⁠ He opened the bike shop with his friend in 1946 after returning from the war, and over the years built a successful business. Owners Paul and Sandra Corcoran bought the business …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »