The Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) is the largest cycle trade organisation in the UK and has been promoting cycling for over 100 years.

The ACT is a membership organisation representing the interests of over 4000 businesses involved the cycle industry through promotion, business support and skills development. 

If you're not currently involved then join now - you can even become part of the community for free! 

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ACT's consumer site



The latest from the ACT

Torq Zone Academy - one year in Cytech icon

Cytech has now been delivering technical training to the cycle trade and enthusiasts in South Africa via Torq Zone Academy for one year. Read more about their successes. 


Our lowest ever card processing rates - now less than 1%

Every ACT member has access to our lowest ever rates, paying no more than 1% headline rates on all transactions - no matter what your turnover. Get a free quote today!


Start offering retail finance today!

Ride it away is the fastest growing sales initiative in the UK cycle sector

  • Over 800 retailers offer Ride it away in the UK
  • The scheme grew by 80% in 2014
  • Compete with Halfords and other corporates offering finance
  • Minimum loans from £250 - perfect for selling parts & accessories 
  • Businesses can now offer 0% finance over 12 months with NO FCA authorisation

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Training and accreditation for the bike trade

ACT recognise that people are at the heart of speciality retail and is committed to supporting the recruitment and development of quality individuals throughout the UK cycle trade.

ACT developed and owns Cytech, the bicycle industry's training and accreditation scheme for cycle mechanics and retail staff. Cytech delivers training and promotion of technical skills to the bicycle trade.

Cytech qualifications are available to everyone, however only ACT members can qualify to be a Cytech Accredited shop and only ACT members are entitled to a 10% discount off courses.  

You can find out more about Cytech training and accreditation by clicking the button below.

Cytech website

What is the structure of the ACT?

ACTThe Association of Cycle Traders is a not for profit organisation wholly owned by the membership, operating with a board of voluntary industry representatives.

The ACT represents a diverse business network in terms of regionality, size of business and cycling styles throughout the UK.

The ACT strives to support the interests of all of its members and receives no external financial support.

ACT's day to day activities are administered by a specialist third party organisation (ActSmart), reporting to the executive board.

Board of Directors  

The ACT is wholly owned by the membership - it's YOUR trade body, YOU are the ACT!
The UK cycling community needs your contribution to grow cycling and the independent retail sector. Share your ideas with your co-members using the form below.

Want to share your views with Government about helping small business grow?
Then let us know - ACT is one of the best connected specialist retail trade associations working with Government and partner organisations representing
over 100,000 independent retailers throughout the UK.

Need more help to meet your business goals?
Through a network of partnerships the ACT delivers a range of services to support the specialist cycle trade. If you can't see what you need then talk to us today!

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