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The ACT: Bike Builders needed now

Following the sudden demand for bicycles the ACT is making a big shout out to technicians that are free to take on bike building work now

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Bicycle shops can remain open for business

Bicycle shops are considered an exception to the measures and can remain open for business

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UK training providers suspend Cytech training courses amid coronavirus outbreak

Both training providers in the UK, Activate Cycle Academy and PJCS, have decided to stop delivering Cytech courses for the forseeable future amid concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Local Bike Shop Day participation predicted to double in 2020

The ACT and Cyclescheme join forces to make Local Bike Shop Day 2020 the biggest yet!

13 Mar 2020, more…

London Bike Show postponed until 3 - 5 July due to COVID-19

The London Bike Show and Triathlon Show,originally due to take place from 27th-29th March, have announced todaythat the shows will be postponed until 3 - 5 July following the escalation...

12 Mar 2020, more…

The Fastest Wrench returns for London Bike Show 2020

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9 Mar 2020, more…

Save your customers 40% on London Bike Show tickets

Let your customers know about London Bike Show and help them save 40% on the standard ticket price of £18!

4 Mar 2020, more…

Some Local Bike Shop Day ideas to get you going

Ideas that can help you to get your customers and the wider community involved in Local Bike Shop Day

24 Feb 2020, more…

Ride to Work Week 2020: Bikes, bikes, bikes!

Why you should take part in Ride to Work Week 2020

17 Feb 2020, more…

Free trade entry for The London Bike Show through the ACT

Register for your free trade entry to London Bike Show now

17 Feb 2020, 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.