Mark Sutton7 October, 2021
Several retailers, including national chains Halfords and Decathlon, are reporting an uptick in bike sales on the back of the UK’s fuel shortages, with motorists forced to consider alternative means of transport.
Halfords has seized upon the opportunity to drive a bit of modal share change, announcing the launch of free (excluding refundable £101 deposit), nationwide electric bike trials whereby potential customers can have a demo unit for six hours. On top of this the retailer revealed sales of e-Bikes rising 106% since the fuel shortages panic began.
Decathlon has likewise reported a doubling of bike sales across its 45 store UK network, up 119%, with commuter models in particularly high demand, up an astonishing 194%.