Laurie Sedman's linked sites, including the one for his Federation of Cycle Mechanics, provide info, news and contact details. IBDs can pay £24 a year to boost their presence on the e-CoBR sites, and Sedman has advertising and sponsorship packages for suppliers too.

e-CoBR updates database entries for cycle mechanics and IBDs

Sedman’s online database allows visitors to his sites to search for a ‘mechanic/workshop’ either alpha-numerically, by name and by post code district. Or visitors can search for specific categories such as wheel builders or frame repairers.

There is also a field for ‘qualifications’ which will allow the owner of the workshop to advertise the qualifications held by the store’s staff.

‘Membership/advertising’ costs £24.00 a year. For this, subscribers have added to their results page an advert and up to 100 words of text covering their services, and opening hours. Subscribers are ‘ranked’ within the database so that when search results appear, their details appear above those of non-subscribers.

There’s linked facility within the UK Cycle Retailers web site. Again, membership costs £24 a year.

IBDs who book space on both sites, pay £36.00 instead of £48.00.

Sedman is also keen to attract advertising and sponsorship from suppliers.


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