At Reward Gateway we partner with Halfords Cycle2Work to supply our Cycle to Work scheme. They're working hard to keep up with the increased demand for bikes during Covid-19 and have provided the following statement surrounding stock levels, as at 11th May 2020:
As you will have seen in the news over the past week, the Government and the World Health Organisation are encouraging more people to consider cycling as an alternative option to their normal commuting ways. As we work towards getting Britain back to work we understand the vital role we have to play in this and have all the plans in place to both help our partners and clients promote the health & wellbeing benefits that cycling can provide whilst adhering to social distancing measures. Over the coming weeks we will be sharing these with you and look forward to becoming an integral part of your travel and sustainability plans to help get colleagues back to work.
We also want to take this opportunity to provide an update on how cycling has been received by the public since lockdown measures were put into place on the 23rd March. As you can appreciate we have seen an unprecedented demand for cycles which has been felt across the cycle retail industry, but as the UK’s leading cycle retailer we are best placed to ensure limited stock positions are quickly rectified. Over the next week we will be opening more of our stores throughout the UK under our dark store model which ensures the health and safety of our colleagues and customers at all times as the demand for cycles and accessories continues to increase. This will allow customers to access previously unavailable stock.
Overall whilst wait times will be slightly longer than usual, as we own our own supply chain we can ensure these delays will be minimal and that we will meet the public’s demand as we work towards a new normal in society which cycling to and from work will become a way of life for many people in the years to come.
I would like to thank you for your continued support and we look forward to working with you to ultimately help more people transition to cycling as an essential mode of transport for both commuting and leisure purposes.
- Olly Bridges, Head of Account Management at Halfords Cycle2Work