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27 Jan 2021 | 1 comment

As part of our involvement with the IRC, the ACT and a number of other trade organisations with the retailsector co-ordinate feedback amongst our members to influence Government policy.

26 Jan 2021 | 2 comments

TAITRA will host Online Sourcing Meetings with Taipei Cycle and TaiSPO Exhibitors on Thursday 4th of March

22 Jan 2021

Refocused assets for shops to display in-store for the safety of both customers and colleagues.

21 Jan 2021

The following quick and easy guide to Click and Collect can be used by all retailers, even if those that don't have an ecommerce platform

21 Jan 2021

The call to regulate BNPL firms like Klarna, Laybuy and Clearpay is now supported by 70 MPs, with many arguing that the FCA review is too lengthy and could leave consumers drowning in debt

21 Jan 2021

November's 2020 vs 2019 retail finance sales showed the highest growth since May 2020, when the UK was in the very midst of the cycling boom. This positive trend is showing no signs of abating

19 Jan 2021

The Greeting Card Association (GCA) have created a 2021 Valentines Day Toolkit, with the aim of helping retailers promote Valentine's Day in their stores and online.

18 Jan 2021

The Welsh Government has published a white paper setting out its plans for a Clean Air (Wales) Bill, to protect the health of the nation and ecosystems from pollutants in the atmosphere. ...

15 Jan 2021

Following today's Supreme Court ruling tens of thousands of small businesses will receive insurance payouts covering losses from the first national lockdown.

14 Jan 2021

The aim of Hubtiger is to help bike shops do better business by improving workshop efficiency, increasing revenue and enhancing the customer experience.

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Bike shop creates innovative scheme to help e-cyclists charge their batteries on route

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

Beics BetwsA bike shop has come up with an innovative scheme to help E cyclists charge their batteries on route. After installing a 24 hour free E bike charging system at their shop in Betws y Coed, Beics Betws decided to encourage other businesses to offer a similar service. With the help of Starfish Designs and their web designer they came up with a window sticker and website promoting participating venues and are now contacting cafes, pubs, hotels, visitors centers and campsites to encourage them to get involved in creating an e bike charging network across the UK.

Businesses are able to offer outside or inside battery charging and to make a charge for the service if they wish, the average cost of a full recharge is around 10p. The details and location of participating premises can be found by cyclists on

Owners Louise Jowett and Graham Tayler realized that despite the huge growth in popularity of E bikes no scheme like this exists and councils are slow to install public e bike charging facilities. Louise commented that ‘so far participation in the scheme has been positive with several cafes, hostels and pubs already signed up. Many businesses we contact would be willing to install outside charging facilities if help with installations costs were available. With this in mind we are also campaigning to try and get governments and councils to give grants to organizations willing to into install outside E bike charging facilities'

First to sign up to the network include Provideros café, Llandudno; Lakeside café, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Llangollen Hostel and Yr Hub in Bala. Cafes as far away as the Isle of Wight have agreed to participate. Louise and Graham are keen to hear of other businesses willing to get involved and want to encourage E bike riders to start using these facilities as soon as they reopen. For more details contact

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