Local Bike Shop Day 2023 is the one day a year where independent bike shops come together to celebrate their distinctive culture! And we love it because the louder the space, the more indies will get heard.. and, well, we deserve it!
It’s the one day of the year for local bike shops to showcase their passion, knowledge and personalised service they offer to their local communities.
So here we are, celebrating Lobal Independent Bikeshop Day for 2023.
So, what’s so different about Cycle 360?!
Well, simply put, it’s our why. Our purpose is to serve our two-wheel community, BUT importantly, our mission and why we do what we do, is to introduce as many people as possible to the freedom of cycling!
Open seven days a week, your local bike shop, Cycle 360 is always here when you need it most. Whether that’s 9pm at night when you find the time to shop online, or a Sunday when you’ve got a puncture and forgotten one of your gloves on a winter ride.
Secondly, bike shops are notoriously pretty intimidating places but we have worked tirelessly at developing a welcoming and down-to-earth atmosphere as soon as you step through the door. But don’t just take our word for it, come see us and tell us what you think.
A community partner, advocating change and investing in local cycling…
We’re not just a bikeshop. We’re a cafe and events space of course too – which is true. BUT we’re also proactively in the community running not-for profit initiatives, voluntarily putting on events and supporting clubs and events with resource and funding. Something your bigger global brands aren’t and can’t do locally.
Take our Supported Athlete programme as an example. We have chosen to support 10 local cyclists with free products, generous discounts as well as financial support for 2023, to support them and their cycling aspirations.
Our Coffee club rides. Every third Sunday of the month, a rep from our bikeshop team “lead” a social hour-long ride, where you’re guaranteed to have a laugh with others, socialise, exercise via two-wheels AND enjoy a free coffee post-ride in our cosy cafe.
The Cycle 360 MTB Series. Our team are avid cyclists to say the least. They saw an opportunity when performance and competing on cross-country mountain bikes came to an end. They jumped at the chance of creating a new avenue for mountain bike racing, so in its fourth season, we run our successful mountain biking series based in the Island’s plantations.
We support, sponsor, help organise and run local sportives and challenges like the Isle of Man Lighthouses Challenge, Gran Fondo Isle of Man and the Cycle 360 2-Day Enduro. Team 360 thrives off working with like-minded individuals that want to grow the support locally: no matter what discipline of cycling!
Show your support – shop indie!
So, when it comes to Local Independent Bikeshop Day, pop in and see us to show your support. Take photos, tag us, tell your friends about us. And not just today, but everyday you can use the hashtag #supportyourlocalbikeshop.
Our team will be giving out FREE Cycle 360 bottles all day TODAY on Saturday 29th April to every customer that spends £50 or more.
Finally, we end this with: bike shops have been an integral part of local communities all around the UK and the Isle of Man for years, it’s time to recognise the role we play in our wider community, so please support local!