Sunday, 14 February 2016

Cyclists Need more Bike Mechanics & Related Posts

While cycling continue to grow across the UK, there is a high demand for more bicycle mechanics.

You may think customers shop around to get a quote to fix their bike, in-fact most customers are calling in the hope to find a mechanic who is available.
In the quite months customers may be more inclined to wait, but Spring to Summer they want their bike ready yesterday. Some businesses do offer same day service (Even though you have to book this, it's more of a "while you wait" service) It do's give the customer more choice and for the business can be seen as charging a higher rate for the privilege.

"Whilst customer care is key to the success of your business. You should not overlook offering options for each customer's need's that fit in with your business operation, along with taking care of your customers bike. They will then tell their friends and word of mouth is the best advertising".

Cyclists Need more Bike Mechanics. What do you think?

What others have been saying:

Cycling Industery News - Velofix: “The floodgates opened with Trek’s B2C announcement, dealers know what’s coming”. “We’ve eyes on the UK and Australia, but in theory our cloud-based infrastructure could easily go global. Setting up in a territory takes between 60 and 90 days,” says Guillemet. “With 46 vans now on the road in the US and Canada, the model’s proving a success. Some franchisees are paying off their investment inside the first month. The floodgates have really opened. As soon as Trek made their announcement of B2C via the dealer I think countless dealers just lost faith in the future of traditional brick and mortar retail. Continue Reading: Cycling Industry News

From Duncan the editor of the Cycle Trade Magazine - "I’ve been hearing numerous success stories from businesses that are not reliant on bike sales. Mobile mechanic operations are an area that is growing rapidly as is bike fitting and related services such as sports massage and personal training, even spin classes are taking on a life of their own with dedicated spin studios opening around the country." Continue Reading: Cycle Trade

Pedal power - The unstoppable growth of cycling 4 January 2016
More than two million people across the country now cycle at least once a week, an all-time high according to British Cycling, the sport's governing body in the UK.
For businesses in the cycling industry this means booming sales. At Halfords, which is responsible for one in three bikes sold in the UK, sales of its bicycles were up 11% in the year to 27 March 2015.
This growth was led by the retailer's most expensive "premium bikes", which saw sales expand by 24.9%, following growth of 30% in the previous 12 months.
Meanwhile, sales of UK manufactured bikes rose by 69% in 2014, according to the Office for National Statistics. Continue Reading: BBC News

Can You Fix It December 2009
"Once upon a time it was plumbers. Now bike mechanics are in dismally short supply. So is it time to consider a change of career?
"Tell people to take their bike to a bike shop, however, and they tend to tell you back that it's more urgent than that, that they can't manage the wait. Demand for bicycle repairs is clearly exceeding supply, and the reason is simple: there just aren't enough trained bike mechanics". Continue reading: The Guardian Bike Bog

Bike repair straight to your door – meet London’s mobile bike repairmen 08/04/2010
What? You still go to a bike shop for repairs? How very 90’s of you. When I put up a post about how much you should pay for bike repair in a bike shop a number of the responses surprised me. Quite a few people are removing the bike shop part of the formula. Instead opting to have repairs done in the comfort of their own home. For that matter it doesn’t have to be at home. It could be anywhere.
You simply call or text the mobile bike repair company and they come to you. Continue reading: London Cyclist

If you want the freedom of being your own boss but with the support of a national network, working in one of the fastest growing leisure sectors please do get in touch with Martin Wilkins at for an information brochure.

Cyclists Need more Bike Mechanics. What do you think?

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