Starting a Bike Shop

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: July 2015
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • What qualifications and skills are required?
  • What are the key market issues and trends?
  • What are the main trading issues?
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Bike shops supply a range of new and used mountain, road, touring and BMX bicycles for men, women and children.

They also supply accessories and safety equipment, such as bottle cages, mud guards, helmets and repair kits, as well as specialist clothing and footwear. Some bike shops stock protein powders, energy bars and gels. Many repair bike bodywork and tyres and offer bicycle servicing. Bike shop staff provide expert advice, including help with choosing bike size, design, suitability and safety. Some bike shops specialise in supplying bikes and equipment for cycle sport participants as well as for leisure purposes.

This profile provides information about starting up and running a bike shop. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also identifies some of the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information.

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