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17 Sep 2021

All ACT members are invited to join in on the APPGCW inquiry report launch. Please contact the ACT if you would like to join in and we...

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From 1st April 2022, employer NICs will increase by 1.25 percentage points. Employee NICs will also increase by 1.25 percentage points, including for workers above state pension age

13 Sep 2021

Local Bike Shop Day 2021, administered by the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT), was supported by a record number of cycling organisations and bike shops

9 Sep 2021

Join tax compliance company Avalara for a webinar as they cover IOSS & selling into the EU, on Thursday 30th September at 11am.

8 Sep 2021

The Scottish Government has published its shared policy programme following the announcement of the Scottish National Party's power sharing partnership with the Scottish Green Party.

6 Sep 2021

Gary Spengler, the previous owner of Butterworth Spengler, will be riding between 4th to 12th September to complete over 970 miles for a worthy cause

6 Sep 2021

The Wellbeing Guide provides retailers with practical advice on how to support wellbeing for themselves and their colleagues.

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Summer Series Part 1: Cytech UK expansion

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

Summer Series Part 1 

The ACT is its membership and if you are one of the 4000 businesses that subscribe to the ACT then rest assured that you are now part of a 100,000+ community of Independent Retailers working together for the future of speciality the IRC, the leading advocate of Indie Retail in the UK.

ACT Fast GrowthCycling has benefited over the past 18 months, but UK retail is increasingly challenged to adapt to a changing high street and consumer purchasing habits. The ACT's no.1 focus remains consumer engagement and sales. Through continual innovation and partnership we provide business support and skills to help develop the UK's cycling community. We all have an exciting 6 months ahead.

 To view the complete 5-part ACT Summer Series click here.


Cytech expansion in the UK as demand continues


UK Providers MapPart 1 of the ACT summer series looks at the rapid expansion of Cytech in the UK.

Cytech continues to be in record-breaking demand as certified candidate numbers are up 60% ahead of last year despite Covid capacity restrictions and most courses are pre-booked months in advance.

This includes the Cytech technical e-bike course, which has become increasingly popular and is seemingly the aspirational course for many technicians.

To accommodate the extra demand there are now even more Cytech training centres across the UK with 5 facilities open and operating; Milton Keynes, Oxford, Stafford, Bracknell and Guildford with a new facility opening in Northeast England in the autumn.

As a result of the increased capacity Activate Cycle Academy (ACA) have been busy recruiting new members of staff and PJCS are moving into a more spacious workshop (in the same business centre).

Bracknell workshopDespite this growing popularity, the majority of the trade is still yet to discover the online course Cytech theory one! Theory one is where the Cytech journey begins, suitable for all shop staff working in the cycle trade.

Trade pricing has now been refined - get all your staff (including sales staff) trained and workshop ready now from only £41.67 excl. VAT with ACT membership.


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International Cytech expansion is also happening fast but we need a whole other bulletin for that... coming soon!



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