Tag Archives: COVID-19

How has COVID-19 affected bike repairs and servicing?

One advantage IBDs will always have over the internet is servicing and repairs. Even if customers do choose to spend an increasing amount of time perusing the web, the value of customer service and expertise that bike shops provide in person can never be overlooked. And while the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Government launches ‘bounce-back’ plans for consumer and retail industry

Exports minister Graham Stuart MP has announced a series of new measures to support businesses in the consumer and retail industry to export overseas as part of efforts to help the sector recover from COVID-19. The new measures will offer immediate support to businesses by ensuring specialists provide advice on …

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British Cycling and HSBC UK celebrate two million more people cycling, extend partnership into 2021

The partnership between British Cycling and HSBC UK has surpassed its target of getting two million more people on bikes by the end of 2020. The two organisations will be extending their relationship into 2021, enabling HSBC UK to continue its support of the Great Britain Cycling Team on its …

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Halfords sees electric bike and scooter sales up 230%

Halfords has released its trading update for the 20-week period to 21st August, with cycling like-for-like revenue up 59.1%. There was growth across all product categories, the retailer said, with an increase of 76% in Halfords’ performance cycling business, Tredz. Sales of new products were up 114% in the period, …

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How LBSD provides a chance to get people back to cycling

Researchers have long concluded that the start of a new school year triggers a powerful sense of renewal in adults as well as children. For parents and pupils, the rituals of buying new uniforms, rucksacks, and schoolbooks beckon in a very literal sense of change. Even for those of us …

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Halfords sees turbo trainer sales increase by 500%

Halfords has reported a 500% increase in sales of turbo trainers since lockdown began. During the first week of lockdown, the retailer sold 15 times the number of turbo trainers compared to the same time period last year, a 1,500% increase YOY. With stock in high demand, Halfords has now …

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Free socially distant cycle training now available across West Yorkshire

Free socially distant learn to ride and beginner cycle training is being made available across West Yorkshire. The cycle training scheme is being delivered as part of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme, which is aimed at enabling more people to travel by bike and on foot, in partnership …

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Future Mobility Strategy to look at how technology could transform travel in West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Combined Authority is inviting people who live, work and visit West Yorkshire to have their say on the Future Mobility Strategy, which looks at how new technology in transport could give people greater control and flexibility over how they travel. The strategy sets out how the Combined Authority …

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Oxford to install 90 new bike parking spaces in city centre

Oxford City Council is installing 90 new bike parking spaces in the city centre. 72 of the bike parking spaces will be installed by the end of August. This will see 24 spaces in Speedwell Street, outside Tesco, 24 spaces in Speedwell Street, outside Oxford Crown Court, and 24 spaces …

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