Kids Get Bike Savvy with Free Bike Workshop from Halfords this Easter

This Easter, Halfords is helping kids get bike savvy by hosting entry-level bike workshops for children, worth £10 per head, at 420 of its stores nationwide, each Wednesday of the school Easter holidays.

Over 48,000 children and parents have benefitted from this free-of-charge workshop that teaches 7-11 year-olds the basics of things to check on their bike. The session is ideal for kids who have little to no experience of bike maintenance and repair.

Halfords’ Community and CSR Manager, Emma Thomas, said: ‘The free-of-charge workshop aims to ignite a lifelong passion and interest in cycles with top tips on how to keep safe when you’re out and about on your bike. Our research shows 82% of parents want cycling proficiency added to the National Curriculum – and the fact that thousands of children have benefited from our bike workshops shows how important cycling education is.”

The workshop shows children – and their parents – the key things to check on a bike as well as advice on how to keep safe. The session provides a perfect starting point for children to go back home and, together with their parents, make sure their bikes are safe. 

Children who take part in the workshops will receive a certificate, a 10% discount voucher to spend at Halfords and entry into a competition to win a bike. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Places are limited so go to www.halfords.com/bikeclub to check availability and to book a space, or speak to a member of the store team.

As well as offering kids’ bike workshops at stores nationwide, to date Halfords has also taught 12,000 pupils in their final year of primary school bike maintenance and safety at schools across the country. 7,500 Cubs have attended free workshops at Halfords’ stores towards their Cyclist Activity Badge. 150,000 cyclists have been supported by Halfords’ cycle mechanic crew at 40 organised rides, from families at Sky Ride Events to multi-country events. Halfords has also donated 10,000 bikes through national trade-in events, giving the customers the opportunity to donate unwanted bikes at any of Halfords’ 466 stores.

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*Date will vary according to UK region

For further information please contact Halfords@z-pr.com or 020 7896 3404

About Halfords plc

With over 100 years’ experience of selling cycles, Halfords are the UK's number one bike specialist. At Halfords, we understand that selling a bike is more than providing it in a box.

That is why we offer free* bike build at your  local Halfords store  even if you buy online and have your bike delivered to your door. We'll also fit free of charge any accessories you've bought at the same time as your bike, whether bought online or in store. We also offer a six-week free health check on your bike.

For more information visit www.halfords.com or www.halfordscompany.com

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Halfords is the UK's leading retailer of automotive, cycling and leisure products and, through Halfords Autocentres, also one of the UK's leading independent car servicing and repair operators. Halfords customers shop at 465 stores in the UK and ROI and at halfords.com for pick-up at their local store or direct home delivery. Halfords Autocentres operates from around 300 sites nationally and offers motorists dealership-quality MOTs, repairs and car servicing at affordable prices. The Halfords group strategy is based on three pillars: · Supporting Drivers Of Every Car · Inspiring Cyclists Of Every Age · Equipping Families For Their Leisure Time The Getting Into Gear strategy for the Retail business is based on executing in five key areas in order to deliver a significantly-enhanced customer experience: · Service Revolution · The H Factor · Stores Fit to Shop · 21st Century Infrastructure · Click with the Digital Future Halfords employs approximately 12,000 colleagues and sells around 9,000 product lines in store, increasing to around 160,000 Retail products online. The Retail offering encompasses significant ranges in car parts, cycling products, in-car technology, child seats, roof boxes and camping equipment. Halfords’ own cycling brands include Apollo, Carrera and Boardman cycles, augmented by a range of other brands of cycles and accessories, including Kona, Mongoose, Raleigh and Pinarello. In Auto, the Halfords Essentials and Halfords Enhanced ranges are sold alongside brands such as Generic Electric, Bosch, Garmin and TomTom. The Retail Auto offering was recently augmented by the introduction of Car Parts Direct, a service delivering rapid customer access to around 130,000 car parts. In Travel Solutions, Halfords sells a premium range of camping equipment including brands such as Vango and Outwell. Halfords offers customers expert advice and a fitting service for car parts, child seats, satellite navigation and in-car entertainment systems, and a service for cycles.

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