Ribble’s #MilesforMovember featuri...
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Chart-toppers The Vamps partner with Movember in epic cycle challenge to raise funds and awareness for men’s health #MilesForMovember BRITISH rockers James McVey and Brad Simpson of The Vamps are tackling an epic cycling challenge on the 22nd November to raise funds for leading men’s health charity, Movember. Fresh from the release of their NUMBER ONE fifth album, McVey and Simpson will ride approximately 60 miles in one day to help in the fight against suicide and poor mental health in men. The mammoth ride is underpinned by the poignant statistic that we lose 60 men around the world to suicide every hour. And with male mental health a cause close to their hearts, the duo hopes the ride will help start conversations which could ultimately save lives. Originally, the pair were to be joined by Movember ambassador Nick Frendo, videographer Dean Sherwood, manager Matt Voss as well as Ribble Cycles Ambassador Cameron Jeffers. However, to follow COVID rules, the ride will now be done in pairs. Ribble Cycles are proudly supporting the ride, as well as giving away a bike for additional fundraising. Keen to raise as much for the charity as they can, the group are inviting others to take on the Miles for Movember challenge by safely cycling as far as they see fit, with the goal of 1,000 cumulative miles. They’re asking anyone who wants to get involved to post a picture of their ride on social media with the hashtag #MilesForMovember and to donate whatever they can to the charity. #MilesForMovember GET INVOLVED DONATE The Vamps lead guitarist James McVey said: “We all know 2020 has been a rough year and mental health has taken a hammering. We want to do our bit to help guys out there who might be struggling.  “While raising as much as we can for Movember is the goal, I hope this cycle will also encourage people to reach out to the men in their lives and have those tough conversations, because ultimately, talking saves lives.  “It’d be great to see as many people getting involved in the ride as possible. So get out there on November 22 and get posting your #MilesForMovember pics!”
Cycle Show Survey
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How Do You Feel About Cycling Survey Have your you dusted-off your bike during lockdown? Or invested more time in your cycling hobby? With a surge in cycling across the UK we want to hear how you feel about cycling and whether your participation levels are set to increase. Have your say and tell us your thoughts by completing this survey for a chance to win one of two £250 John Lewis vouchers. Start Survey
Local Bike Shop Day
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Local Bike Shop Day is the one day a year when independent bike shops across the UK can come together to celebrate their distinctive culture. It’s the day for local bike shops to showcase their passion, knowledge and personalised service they offer to their local communities.Local Bike Shop Day is an industry wide initiative managed by the Association of Cycle Traders.  I’m a consumer What is Local Bike Shop Day?Local Bike Shop Day is all about celebrating the community and culture that is independent bike shops, giving specialist IBDs the chance to highlight what makes their shop stand out, why consumers should shop local and what sets them apart from bigger national retailers.Local Bike Shop Day opens its doors to everyone, from experienced riders to first-timers, females and children.Today, it is so important for communities to work together to put the indie shops back at the heart of the UK’s towns and cities and this is what Local Bike Shop Day is aiming to do.Show your supportThe inaugural Local Bike Shop Day took place on 6th October 2018, celebrating indie bike shops across the country. In 2018 c.100 bike shops got involved with the second ever Local Bike Shop Day seeing over 150 local bike shops take part in the celebration. So when it comes around to the day, pop into your local bike shop to show your support, take photo’s and add to the buzz on social media with the hashtag #supportyourlocalbikeshop.View the complete list of retailers taking part in Local Bike Shop Day 2020 and find your local bike shop. Find Your Local Bike Shop I’m a local bike shop Local Bike Shop Day celebrates independent bike shops all around the UK.It is all about recognising the community and culture that is independent bike shops, giving specialist IBDs the chance to highlight what makes their shop stand out, why consumers should shop local and what sets them apart from bigger national retailers.The inaugural Local Bike Shop Day took place on 6th October 2018, celebrating indie bike shops across the country.In 2018 c.100 bike shops got involved with the second ever Local Bike Shop Day seeing over 150 local bike shops take part in the celebration.Local Bike Shop Day is an annual event where you can exhibit the specialist services, knowledge and the passion that you provide for the local community by holding ‘Dr. Bike’ type workshops, demo rides or coffee and cake to welcome old and new customers through your doors. Sign up now for Local Bike Shop Day 2020!