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Cytech share technical tips at the Cycle Show 2019

Cytech will be demonstrating key practises in bike maintenance at The Cycle Show 2019 that will be useful for both the trade and public.

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New for 2019! The Cycle Show Business Conference

New for 2019, the Cycle Show are running a trade facing conference, "Show me the money: How to prosper in challenging times"

16 Aug 2019, more…

Win big with Cycle September

With less than three weeks to go until Cycle September, Love to Ride have announced a few things to get you motivated!  

14 Aug 2019, more…

The ACT shortlisted in the BikeBiz Awards 2019!

The ACT has been shortlisted as a finalists for the Cycle Advocacy Award!

12 Aug 2019, more…

How was Cycle to Work Day for you?

Cycle to Work Day is back for it's seventh year

8 Aug 2019, more…

Jules moves on from ATG Training

After 15 years at the helm of Cytech at ATG Training, Julian Thrasher (aka Jules), is moving on to a new role at Madison.

8 Aug 2019, more…

The Cycle Show is back for 2019!

The Cycle Show is the one of the country's biggest cycling events and is now celebrating its 18th year. In attendance will be more than 300 exhibitors and over 500 brands including the...

25 Jul 2019, more…

ATG Training deliver Cytech assessments in Scotland

At the beginning of July ATG Training visited Scotland to carry out a number of Cytech technical two assessments, enabling experienced bike mechanics living and working there to gain the...

19 Jul 2019, more…

Rising costs halt plans for walking and cycling crossing

The plans for a new Thames walking and cycling crossing from Canary Wharf to Rotherhithe in London have been halted due to the rising costs

25 Jun 2019, more…

Get involved in Local Bike Shop Day

Local Bike Shop Day celebrates independent bike shops all around the UK

24 Jun 2019, more…

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Local Bike Shop Day 2019 busiest day ever!

Posted on 16 May 2019

local bike shop day 2020

Despite the terrible weather seen across most of the UK the second ever Local Bike Shop Day was a huge success with over 150 local bike shops getting involved, a growth of 72% from the inaugural year.

During the day, the hashtag #supportyourlocalbikeshop had a reach of over 75,000 and over 100,000 total impressions, there were over 1800 unique visits to the Local Bike Shop Day webpage and several leading suppliers got on board with special Local Bike Shop Day promotions.

Overall feedback from local bike shops has so far been positive.

Mat from John Woods Cycle Repair Centre said "We took part in Local Bike Shop Day to promote the shop and the ethos behind what we think a local bike shop should be about. It's a brilliant tool to be able to engage with customers and have something to celebrate on a small scale that is publicised on a large scale".

Better Health Bikes had the busiest day ever with the highest turnover and lots of new customers. "For Better Health Bikes, local independent bike shops have little voice within national and local news outlets but Local Bike Shop Day is helping to give IBDs a voice and stay front of mind."

For Anglesey Bike Repairs, Local Bike Shop Day is important because "it represents the opportunity to share awareness with the local community of the diverse range of very flexible cycle maintenance solutions and skills that we offer".

Get ready for Local Bike Shop Day 2020!

Of all the IBD's spoken to the common consensus is that Local Bike Shop Day will once again be held on the early Spring Bank Holiday weekend to kickstart the upcoming busy season.

Local Bike Shop Day 2020 will be held on the 2nd of May.

If you are a retailer interested in taking part in next year's Local Bike Shop Day please visit https://localbikeshopday.co.uk/ and register.

If you have any questions please get in contact the Local Bike Shop Day team by emailing info@localbikeshopday.co.uk.