Trade Network Service
Giving retailers an advocacy voice, market insights and business support
The 'Retailer Advocacy Fund' (formerly the Bike Hub levy) provides a framework for retailers to support the BA's advocacy programme, giving the retailer sector a real voice. Recognising this support and the key role retailers play in delivering cycling, the BA's Trade Network provides participating retailers with exclusive access to detailed market data, cutting edge retail finance and more, on terms normally only available to big business.
The Bicycle Association Trade Network is supported by:
How does it work?
Both brand suppliers and retailers have a vital interest in the cycle market growing for us all, and the Trade Network enables all sides of the industry to add their distinct voices to lobbying Government to make this happen. Watch the videos below to see how leading suppliers and retailers can leverage the Trade Network to both support cycling and to boost their business profitability.
A Brand Members View
A Retail Advocacy Fund Members View
What services are available to trade network members?
Three core services are available to Trade Network members, all designed to strengthen your business and put value back into your operation, in recognition of your advocacy support through the Retailer Advocacy Fund.
New sales, at a higher value and a better margin
The Bicycle Association are working with Klarna to offer UK cycle retailers the best consumer finance offer on favourable terms.
1. Buy Now Pay Later
2. Interest free over 3 months
3. Interest free over 12/24/36 months
4. Interest bearing over 12/24/36 months
A free telephone advice service for you, your business and your employees
The Bicycle Association are working with Law Express to provide a free advice line for UK cycle retailers and their employees. Law Express have experienced advisors covering all aspects of UK Law.
If you have any legal questions about your business then give Law Express a call to help get answers. This service is also open to you and your employees covering any personal areas you may need help with. Remember, it's free. Please call us on 0203 857 4411
Online access to Award Winning HR and Health & Safety content
The Bicycle Association are working with Avensure to provider a free HR and Health & Safety service for UK cycle retailers. If you have any questions about HR or Health and Safety, you can talk to a dedicated provider for free and impartial advice. You can also access forms and templates to help free up time and improve your business performance. Please call us on 0203 857 4411
How to access the Trade Network Benefits
You can access the Trade Network benefits immediately if
a) you are supplied by one or more of Giant, Raleigh, Specialized and Trek (for the first phase of roll-out. Subsequently we hope to roll it out as widely as possible across the industry) and
b) you contribute to the Retail Advocacy Fund (formerly known as the Bike Hub Levy) through these suppliers and
c) you support the BA’s Market Data Service by agreeing to contribute your sales data (for retailers with turnover under £5 million, this entitles you to free access to detailed, accurate monthly data at regional and national levels).
Please call us on 0203 857 4411 and we will be able to advise your current status and answer any questions you have.
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In order to use or access the BA’s Trade Network Service you must be an authorised retailer of one or more of the following suppliers: Raleigh, Trek, Giant and/or Specialized (unless the BA authorises your use or access otherwise).
In order to use or access the BA’s Trade Network Service you must also provide and licence your Market Data in support of and for use in the BA's Market Data initiative (unless the BA authorises your use or access otherwise).
In order to use or access the BA’s Trade Network Service you must also be validated as a contributing retailer to the Retailer Advocacy Fund (which is administered by the BA) through one or more of the following suppliers: Raleigh, Trek, Giant and/or Specialized (unless the BA authorises your use or access otherwise).
The BA will seek to validate your contribution to such fund (through such suppliers) on a quarterly basis.
You agree to such validation being carried out by the BA through your suppliers’ particular Trade Network listing.
The BA reserves the right to remove a particular retailer from using or accessing the BA’s Trade Network Service and its related offers if such retailer’s Retailer Advocacy Fund contributions are not maintained.
You agree that the BA may contact you as a part of the provision of the BA’s Trade Network Service.
You agree that the BA may verify your eligibility to use and access the BA’s Trade Network Service offers with the provider(s) of such offers.
The BA shall not be liable to you for or in respect of any act or omission of any product or service provider that you have access to via the BA’s Trade Network Service.
The BA makes no representation, warranty, guarantee, promise, assurance or undertaking, whether express or implied, as to the standard, suitability, fitness for purpose or quality of any product or service provider (or related product or service) you have access to via the BA’s Trade Network Service.
You are responsible for the review of and acceptance (or otherwise) of any product or service you have access to via the BA’s Trade Network Service.
You are responsible for the review of and acceptance (or otherwise) of any terms and conditions, agreement and/or contract that applies to or in respect of any product or service provider (or related product or service) you have access to via the BA’s Trade Network Service.