LBSD 2019: 72% growth sees “busiest day ever!”

Despite the rather unfavourable weather seen across the UK over the bank holiday, the second Local Bike Shop Day (LBSD) was a huge success with over 150 local shops getting involved.

During the day, the hashtag #supportyourlocalbikeshop had a reach of over 75,000 and over 100,000 total impressions, as well as more than 1,800 unique visits to the LBSD webpage.

The ACT has received feedback from a number of local bike shops:

Matt from John Woods Cycle Repair Centre: “We took part in Local Bike Shop Day to promote the shop and the ethos behind what we think a local bike shop should be about. It’s a brilliant tool to be able to engage with customers and have something to celebrate on a small scale that is publicised on a large scale.”

Better Health Bikes had the busiest day ever with the highest turnover and lots of new customers: “For Better Health Bikes, local independent bike shops have little voice within national and local news outlets but Local Bike Shop Day is helping to give IBDs a voice and stay front of mind.”

For Anglesey Bike Repairs, Local Bike Shop Day is important because: “It represents the opportunity to share awareness with the local community of the diverse range of very flexible cycle maintenance solutions and skills that we offer.”

Of all the IBD’s spoken to, the common consensus is that Local Bike Shop Day will once again be held on the early Spring Bank Holiday weekend to kickstart the upcoming busy season.

Local Bike Shop Day 2020 will be held on the 2nd of May. If you are a retailer interested in taking part in next year’s Local Bike Shop Day visit and register.

Hayley Everett

Multimedia Reporter

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