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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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Evans Cycles opens new Newcastle branch

Evans Cycles has opened a new store in Newcastle. With over 6,500 square feet spread across two floors, the store will stock over 250 bikes as well as products from brands including Cannondale, Fox, Trek, Brompton, Pinnacle, Raleigh, Castelli, GORE and Endura. The store also comes complete with a fully …

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Cycle King reopens Bury St Edmunds store

Cycle King has reopened its Bury St Edmunds store. The store had been lost just under three years ago to a fire, with a temporary store being taken on outside the town centre. This was “incredibly successful”, said Darren Hunt, group retail managing director, but it has now moved to …

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IRC partners with BookAShop to rebuild shoppers’ confidence

The Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC) has partnered with BookAShop in order to rebuild shoppers’ confidence. In the short-term, the booking service app will facilitate reopening strategies and social distancing measures while ensuring the safety of both customers and staff. It is designed for retailers of all sizes and locations and …

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Retail shows signs of recovery but ‘little cause for optimism’

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has reported a rise in retail sales in July, but said there is ‘little cause for optimism’ as many shops continued to struggle. On a total basis, sales increased by 3.2% in July, against an increase of 0.5% in July 2019. It is above the …

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Evans Cycles opens new Leicester store

Evans Cycles has today announced the opening of its brand new Leicester store. With over 11,500 square feet, the new store will stock over 300 bikes for customers to see in person as well as the latest products from brands like Trek, Specialised, Cannondale, Brompton, Pinnacle, Raleigh, Castelli, GORE, FOX …

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Cycle Surgery closing last high street store today

Cycle Surgery is closing its last high street store, Bishops Square in London, today, 31st July. It will cease trading online on 31st August 2020. For the month of August, prices on the website will have an extra 10% off sale. “As the brand closes its doors for the last …

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How to make your bike shop COVID-secure

During the COVID-19 pandemic, cycle shops have seen a surge in demand. Plastor outlines how these practical storage solutions can make your shop safer and more efficient

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The future of retail post-COVID-19

COVID-19 has shaken up our lives in a way no-one could have imagined six months ago, including the way we shop. Thankfully for the cycling industry, bike shops were a notable exception to stores that were told to temporarily close when lockdown was announced, and while some did shut their …

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