BikeBiz Awards: Vote now for service to the industry awards

Following the commencement of the voting process for the BikeBiz Awards last week, 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 a passion for cycling.

The online vote will close on Friday 16th August at midday and the results will determine the 2019 BikeBiz Awards winners.

Today, we’re showcasing the services to the industry awards: Best Retailer Services and the Cycle Advocacy Award.

Best Retailer Services

Citrus-Lime – Citrus-Lime, founded in 1999, started out as a pure tech company. Over the years it has developed and tailored its tech skills to meet the needs of the independent retailer within the industries it loves. Now the technology is simply a tool within the solutions it provides. Citrus-Lime is a team of talented individuals that have knowledge of industry-specific retail. It trains and transfers its knowledge to customers enabling them to optimise its systems, not just use them.

Cycle Systems – Cycle Systems is an award-winning and innovative company that offers a range of high-quality cycling services – including Bicycle Tool Sales. Bicycle Maintenance Training and Mobile Bicycle Maintenance. Having worked with a wide variety of clients – from public and private sector corporate contracts, to cycle industry giants and private individuals – Cycle Systems has been delivering bespoke cycling solutions with multi-site capability since 2007.

Evopos – Evopos is an extremely powerful business management solution that combines all the programmes and features you need into one easy to use package. Your business will become more controllable and profitable. The low monthly subscription including support and updates, lets it happen with less cost. Evopos is perfect for the Cycle industry. It is extremely quick and easy to use. You can add items on the fly so if you sell a bike with a different saddle you can put the original one into stock on the same invoice.

Freewheel – Freewheel has been created by Madison to drive business to local bike shops. Shoppers can browse thousands of products selecting home delivery or reserve and collect. In either case, a percentage of every sale will go to a nominated local bike shop. By putting the weight of Madison behind the project and creating a union of local bike shops, they become stronger.

Green Commute Initiative – Green Commute Initiative is a social enterprise with a vision to get commuters out of cars and onto any kind of bike, with the dual purpose of improving both the individual’s health and wellbeing, as well as reducing the environmental impact of pollution and congestion from cars. It does this through its cycle to work scheme.

V12 Finance – V12’s cutting-edge technology-led approach helps retailers give customers the freedom to purchase how, when and where they want. It understands that every business is different which is why it’s flexible. It works with nationals and independents on the high street and web to improve their customer journey and increase sales.

Cycle Advocacy Award

Beryl – With schemes already being warmly received by residents and visitors to Bournemouth and Poole, the City of London, and Enfield, Beryl is on a mission to show that public bike share can play an important role in helping more people cycle more often. Working in true partnership with local councils to implement a hybrid scheme, Beryl gives users the flexibility of a purely dockless scheme with the organisation and control provided by docked systems. The British urban cycling brand also involves its users right from the start, with research into how they use bike share and what they want from it.

Cycling Projects – Cycling Projects is a national UK cycling charity which promotes inclusive cycling through a range of successful community engagement programmes that give people the opportunity to cycle on a regular basis; through help, support and guidance. Most noticeably this is all achieved through its two nationally acclaimed initiatives Wheels for All and Pedal Away.

Cycling UK – Since August 2018, Cycling UK has delivered two innovative, cutting-edge driver education campaigns to tackle two deterrents against cycling – dangerous overtaking and car-dooring. Complementing this, its lobbying has paved the way for further improvements in driving standards around cyclists by securing a Highway Code review, which will make cycling a safer and more accessible activity.

Keeper of the Peak – Keeper of the Peak (@kofthep) is a twitter feed for riders in the Peak District. After a ride, riders send in details of where they’ve been and what kind of condition the path was in, then it is shared with everyone else. Everyone then gets a live(ish) update on the Peak District paths.

Local Bike Shop Day – Random Adventure – In conceiving of and creating Local Bike Shop Day back in 2018, Dan and Deryck of Random Adventure and Modesto Works created an exciting and engaging platform which brought together IBD’s up and down the country with a unified message – love your local bike shop!

The Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) – The Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) is the largest cycle trade organisation in the UK and has been promoting cycling for over 100 years. The ACT is a membership organisation representing the interests of over 4000 businesses involved the cycle industry through promotion, business support and skills development.

The Bicycle Association (BA) – The Bicycle Association of Great Britain is the national body representing the bicycle industry in the United Kingdom. Membership is open to bicycle manufacturers; manufacturers of bicycle accessories and components; distributors and wholesalers; retailers; publishers and other companies having a particular interest in the industry.

The 11th annual ceremony is returning to the Cycle Show at the NEC Birmingham on 12th September, in conjunction with the exhibitor after-party.

Citrus-Lime has been confirmed as an event partner for this year’s Awards. The EPOS and e-commerce specialist will also be sponsoring the Best Independent Bike Dealer Award for 2019.

For sponsorship and promotion opportunities, please contact Richard Setters.

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