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“Find an open bike shop” website launched by ACT and BA

A new online map and postcode search facility has been set up to highlight bicycle shops which remain open during the COVID-19 outbreak. It will enable key workers and others who need their bikes fixed for essential journeys, or for exercise, to quickly locate retailers and repairers who are open …

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Cycle Surgery temporarily closes stores

Cycle Surgery has temporarily closed its stores until further notice. Its website is trading as usual and its logistic provider will be restricting physical contact, and its head office teams are working from home. “At times like these, the well-being of our customers, staff and partners is more important than …

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Evans Cycles to reopen 11 stores to provide support to key workers

Evans Cycles will reopen 11 of its stores to help keep key workers on the move and provide assistance to people travelling by bike for essential journeys.  In close consultation with colleagues, a selection of stores within key cities and built-up areas have been reopened by those who have volunteered …

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UK bike shops can remain open during COVID-19 lockdown

Bike shops will be allowed to remain open in the UK after prime minister Boris Johnson announced that all “non-essential” shops must now shut due to the spread of COVID-19. In an announcement made last night, Johnson said the public will only be allowed to leave their home for the …

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Hövding launches retail partnership with Velorution

Hövding has partnered with UK bicycle retail chain Velorution. It will be introduced in all four stores across London – Chelsea, Hackney, Islington and Marylebone – and online. “Here at Hövding, we are always looking to work with innovative companies,” said Hövding’s CEO Fredrik Carling. “Velorution is a hub for …

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Sheffield bike shop relaunched as community-owned retailer and workshop

Sheffield’s ReCycle Bikes has completed its relaunch as A Different Gear following ten months of major renovation and remodelling. The premises has been transformed into a “brand new, community-owned bike shop” featuring what is claimed to be Sheffield’s largest collection of e-cargo bikes, as well as a commercial workshop and …

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Search for Best Small Shop 2020 begins

2019 was the first year to show an overall decline in retail sales

The search to find the UK’s Best Small Shop of 2020 has been launched. The annual competition, which culminates in a ceremony at the Houses of Parliament, highlights the best of Britain’s independent retail sector, celebrating the commitment and creativity of independent retailers on the UK’s high streets and the …

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IBD Focus: The lifeblood of high streets

Arragons Cycle Centre was shortlisted for both the BikeBiz Awards and Indie Retail’s Best Small Shops competition last year. Owner Sarah Graham tells Rebecca Morley how the store has adapted to a changing retail environment

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