QUOTE(Juniper @ Aug 21 2009, 11:29 AM)
You probably have, but just chacking, have you been one the cyclescheme website to see which stores in your area are participating?
Yes, that's how I know the one in town doesn't participate; and my nearest proper bike shops participating are some distance away (have a few very local car shops which sell v.cheap bikes, plus one bike shop but where they don't sell anything as expensive as what I'm looking at).
Thing is, I know if I go to one of the participating shops and buy through the scheme, they are bound to charge RRP for everything. Whereas if I go to the local shop with a pile of cash, you can bet I won't be paying list price! Though probably still would be cheaper to go for the discount version through a participating shop, it's just if I can be bothered to go all that way esp. for the 'two week tune up' and things like that!
Just worked out I'd need bike, rack, pedals and bottle cage, so round the voucher up to the next value
And, the bike I'm looking at, the 2009 version is really nice, but the 2010 version is Bright Red
so I may have to act now!