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Halfords reports surge in cycling sales

Halfords has reported strong growth in cycling sales during the COVID-19 lockdown. Group sales for the 13 weeks to 3rd July were down 2.8% compared to last year and down 6.5% on a LFL basis, “significantly better” than anticipated in late-March, Halfords said, and an improvement on the 23% LFL …

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Cycleworks sells shop in Petersfield

Cycleworks has sold its last shop in Petersfield to East Street Cycles, which will continue as Hoops Velo. Cycleworks started in 1995 and was acquired by Chris and Sally Goble in 1999. The company grew to have four shops in Leatherhead, Haslemere, Guildford and Petersfield. Over the last four years, …

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Best Small Shops 2020 relaunched with new COVID-19 innovation category

The Independent Retailers’ Confederation (IRC) has announced a special category in its search to find Britain’s Best Small Shop of 2020. The Best Small Shops Competition relaunched post lockdown on Independents’ Day, Saturday 4th July, celebrating the return of indie retail to UK high streets and shopping parades. The judges …

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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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Rutland Cycling opens temporary bicycle shop in Oakham

Rutland Cycling is setting up a temporary pop-up bicycle repair shop and workshop on South Street Car Park from today, 20th May. The initiative has been set up to help get residents out and about safely on two wheels to support their daily exercise. The shop will deliver workshop services, …

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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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Evans reopens further nine stores to support key workers

Evans Cycles will reopen a further nine stores to help keep key workers and provide assistance to the increasing number of people travelling by bike for essential journeys and daily exercise. Since initially reopening 11 stores last month, the retailer has provided hundreds of free bike MOTs to key workers …

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Pure Electric takes over 11 Cycle Republic stores earmarked for closure

Pure Electric is accelerating its growth by taking over 11 of Halfords’s Cycle Republic stores earmarked for closure, securing a total of 85 jobs. Halfords made the announcement to colleagues at the 11 Cycle Republic stores today, informing them that their jobs would be safe and employment transferred to Pure …

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German bike shops set to reopen next week

German bike shops will be allowed to reopen next week, as the country slowing begins to ease its COVID-19 restrictions. It is part of a larger scheme to lift bans for retail businesses which were set at the outbreak of COVID-19, with only a limited number of retail categories allowed …

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