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ACT, Cyclescheme joining forces to champion IBDs on Local Bike Shop Day

The ACT and Cyclescheme are joining forces to make this year’s Local Bike Shop Day, on Saturday 28th August, a ‘great success across the nation’, focusing on championing IBDs and all that they have done to support the nation over the last year. Local Bike Shop Day celebrates independent cycle …

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IBDs offering retail finance set to save time and money with new ACT initiative

ACT members will be able to save time and money when offering retail finance with the new Retail Finance Appointed Representative initiative, meaning they get the benefits of offering regulated finance with no Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) involvement. Over the past year, retail finance has played a key role in …

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Local Bike Shop Day 2021 taking place in August

Local Bike Shop Day 2021 is set to take place on Saturday 28th August, following a survey completed by IBDs and key members of the cycling industry. Local Bike Shop Day is a day for the industry coordinated by the industry. Previous years, 2020 in particular, have seen huge successes …

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Cytech seeking UK-based Australian national cycle technicians for expansion down under

Cytech is searching for UK-based bicycle mechanics, who are Australian nationals, for a career opportunity in Australia. As workshop demand continues to soar, so does the demand for cycle technicians and the Cytech technical training programme continues to grow at a pace worldwide, with many courses now booked well into …

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Government cash incentives rise for employers taking on new apprentices

The Government has introduced new funding grants during the pandemic for employers taking on new apprentices, in addition to pre-existing incentives in place – meaning that they could now receive up to £4,000 per apprentice. The additional apprenticeship financial incentives were first announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak back in July 2020 …

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Local Bike Shop Day 2021 survey extended

The ACT has extended the Local Bike Shop Day 2021 survey. When do you want Local Bike Shop Day 2021? Despite last year’s unprecedented hardships, Local Bike Shop Day 2020 proved to be a huge success for the industry, with more people talking about the day online than ever before. …

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Cytech workshops re-open with increased safety measures

Cytech training centre workshops are once again open and able to deliver courses from this week, after over two months of being unable to deliver in-person practical training. Both Activate Cycle Academy (ACA) and PJCS are looking forward to welcoming trainees back through their doors. Cytech said it takes the …

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Communicating COVID-secure measures in store

In the Home Secretary’s statement on 12th January, it was explained that a minority of people are putting the health of the nation at risk by not following the rules. In response, the Government is talking to local councils about the role that they should be playing in enforcing the …

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