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ACT Shop of the Month

Posted on 1 Mar 2013

Each month the ACT recognises one cycle retailer as the Shop of the month.

The Shop of the month benefits from appearing on the home page of The Cycling Experts and the ACT websites, accessible by up to 600,000 web visitors a month.

The Cycling Experts benefits from traffic directly from British Cycling, Why Cycle, Bike Hub, Sustrans, Bike Week and Bikesoup, which all utilise or link directly to the Experts Business Listings. The combined traffic from all of these sites exceeds 4 million unique visitors a year.

To be considered as a future Shop of the Month, make sure your promotional listing is up to date. All cycle retailers have a basic entry with the option of creating their own extended, unique, promotional listing, click here to find out more.

ACT Shop of the Month | March | Velocity Bikes

Velocity Bikes began in September 2001, as a family run business. Its modest beginning was from a small property in London Road, North End, Portsmouth. It was Tina that suggested making a go of it on their own, as Mike had been in the trade for more than 20 years, having gained invaluable technical and business experience as a workshop manager and shop manager.

Tina and Mike have watched Velocity Bikes grow and grow and are very pleased as to how the business is progressing. They moved to a bigger property which was two doors along from the original shop in London Road, again five years later moved to a purpose built cycle shop in Cosham where the business is run now. Velocity Bikes main brands are as follows: Dawes, Ridgeback, Genesis, Merida, Trek, Orbea, Saracen, Sabbath, Colnago and Mercian.

This shop has over four times the floor area of the old shop in North End, so as to accommodate a spacious retail area, as well as a newly equipped workshop with up to four workstations. There is specific clothing, Bike Fitting and seminar space. A comfy lounge area, with coffee on tap, will complement a welcoming atmosphere for all cycling enthusiasts.

Velocity Bikes offer their customers the ability to spread bike payments with a 0% finance plan via Ride it away retail finance. Offering a total of 5 plans for customers to choose from, depending upon the total amount borrowed, means every customer can find the deal that's right for them.

They are also a Female Friendly Bike shop , servicing the needs of their female customers with friendly help and advice as well as female specific products.

If you're a retailer interested in offering retail finance or becoming a Female Friendly Bike Shop contact us info@actsmart.biz or 0845 618 7256.

Don't forget to vote!

Indie retailAs members of the Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC), the ACT nominates the chosen shop of the month to represent the cycles industry in the IRC Shop of the Month.

Site visitors have the opportunity to vote for their favourite Independent shop of the month, which will then have the honour of being recognised as the Independent Retailer of the Month throughout the whole of the UK.

Please support the ACT Shop of the Month by voting in the Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC) poll throughout the month

Click here to visit the site and vote for your favourite indie retailer.

If you are chosen as the ACT shop of the month, be sure to encourage your customers to visit indieretail.org and vote!

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