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17 Oct 2019

In honour of National Baking Week we would love to celebrate our brilliant baking shop and dazzling deli in the running to be named Best Small Shop of 2019!

15 Oct 2019

Sports Direct has voiced concerns about the dominance of Adidas and Nike and the high level of supplier power that they have in the sportswear industry.

14 Oct 2019

Chess lists the 7 top benefits of outsourcing IT during uncertain political times.

14 Oct 2019

This year we are delighted to say that there has been a couple of fine food shops shortlisted, this includes a wine merchant and a cheesemonger.

14 Oct 2019

The FCA have announced that on the 9th December 2019 the Approved Persons Regime will be replaced with the Senior Managers and Certification Regime.

11 Oct 2019

Both retailer and visitor registration is now open for CHSI Stitches 2020

9 Oct 2019

Mastercard have announced that from October 2019, Mastercard (and GlobalPayments) systems can support sending an authorisation request containing both the digital wallet and 3D Secure (3DS)...

8 Oct 2019

Over the next 4 weeks we will be introducing a few shops at a time and telling you about the fantastic ways in which they continue to help their communities and why they stood out to the judges.

8 Oct 2019

CyclingIndustry.News is seeking to compile a health report of the UK bike retail channel for the third year running.

7 Oct 2019

Why barbers, beauty salons, vape stores, cafes and tearooms, along with restaurants and bars have been so succesful over the last 3 years

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More than one type of customer in cycles

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

cyclingFor decades now the majority of the cycles industry has been made up of men. The industry has overlooked other demographics and target audiences that are interested in cycling.

According to a recent report from Sustrans and Arup, one-third of disabled people in UK cities would like to start cycling.

This spike in interest in everyday cycling is mirrored amongst other demographic groups including women (32%) and people over 65 (15%).

The report found that women, disabled people and older people face barriers to beginning to cycle or to cycling more. These barriers include the association that cycling isn't an activity for people like ‘them', heightened safety concerns when sharing road space with cars, the lack of dedicated cycles infrastructures and the lack of connectivity.

The report also offers a number of recommendations for towns and cities to ensure the voices of underrepresented groups are integrated into policy and planning.

But, as a bike shop, you can make changes and adapt your business to support and include the variety of demographics that take an interest in cycling.

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