Tag Archives: Halfords

Halfords reports significant drop in cycling market, Cycle2Work scheme shows resilience 

High street retailer Halfords has reported a significant drop in the cycling market in its latest financial report, as the bike sector dropped 20% year-on-year for the chain in Q3.  In its Q3 trading update, which covered the 13 weeks leading up to 30th December 2022,  Halfords said its cycling …

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Eskuta’s unique e-bike now available through Halfords Cycle2Work scheme 

British e-bike manufacturer Eskuta has announced its unique SX-250 model is now available through the Halfords group’s Cycle2Work scheme. The Cycle2Work salary sacrifice scheme, run by Halfords for Business, is a Cycle to Work benefit service that allow consumers to spread the cost of a bike and accessories from Halfords, …

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Halfords appoints new delivery director 

Halfords has appointed Simon Wherry as delivery director for the group, who will join the senior leadership team and oversee the group’s IT function.  Wherry joins the high street car and cycle retailer from management consultancy firm CapGemini, where he was programme director working in the defence manufacturing sector. He …

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Great Britain Cycling Team opens new wind tunnel in Manchester

The Great Britain Cycling Team has officially opened its new state-of-the-art wind tunnel in Manchester. The wind tunnel will support the team’s riders on the path to Paris and cyclists at all levels. The tunnel fan and control units have been relocated to Manchester thanks to Halfords donating them for …

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Halfords appoints new BMX ambassador Charlotte Worthington, teams up with Bikeability to give away pre-pedalled bikes

Halfords has appointed a new BMX ambassador, Charlotte Worthington. The retailer and Worthington have teamed up with Bikeability to give away 475 pre-pedalled bicycles across the country to equip children who don’t have access to a bicycle with the skills and confidence to cycle safely. Worthington said: “I’m thrilled to …

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Halfords fined £30,000 for sending nearly 500,000 unsolicited marketing emails

Halfords Limited has been fined £30,000 for sending 498,179 unsolicited marketing emails to people without their consent. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said Halfords came to its attention following complaints in relation to a direct marketing email about the Fix Your Bike Government voucher scheme, which was sent on 28th …

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Halfords offering rail commuters free e-bike loans, Brompton Bike Hire to be available for free during strikes

Halfords is offering rail commuters affected by this week’s train disruptions the free use of an e-bike to get to work. More than 40,000 railway workers who are members of the RMT union are staging a one-day strike today, 27th July, and about 5,500 train drivers are set to strike …

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Halfords announces FY22 preliminary results with retail cycling revenue down 27.2% vs FY21

Halfords has announced its preliminary results for the financial year 2022, with group revenue against FY21 up 6% and 2% LFL. The retailer’s motoring business in retail and autocentres has shown strong growth, but cycling sales ‘stepped back’ in the context of strong comparators and supply disruption. Retail cycling revenue …

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Halfords appoints Olympic medallist Kye Whyte as first BMX ambassador 

Halfords has appointed its first BMX ambassador, Olympic silver medallist Kye Whyte.   To celebrate the partnership, Halfords-owned repair service Have Bike will be offering free bike checks and repairs for children on June 18th during the BMX National Series, which takes place at Whyte’s home track in Peckham, South London.  …

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Halfords to buy customers’ unwanted cycles in Xchange second-hand bike scheme

Halfords is today launching the Halfords Xchange, a second-hand bike scheme designed to ease the pressure on demand for new bikes and bring quality assured used bikes within reach of people on lower incomes. The company is offering customers up to £250 in exchange for their unwanted cycles. Research conducted …

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