Using our knowledge and expertise to benefit the communities around us
We continue to believe that we have a key role to play in encouraging people to cycle more as part of an active lifestyle.
Our partnership with the Government's 'Bikeability' scheme supports the safe cycle training of over 400,000 schoolchildren per year and introduces them to Halfords as their cycling partner of choice.
Our valuable work with the rehabilitation of offenders continues.
Our bespoke training academies in HMP Drake Hall, in Staffordshire, and HMP Onley, in Warwickshire, continue to place participating inmates on an optimistic and practical path to a positive new life upon release.
This year, one of the graduates of our Cycle Academy at HMP Onley joined us as a bike technician at one of our stores and is now training to be an Assistant Manager.
Charity support also remains an important aspect of our contribution to the wider community in which we play a role. This year, our nominated charity the NSPCC benefitted from total donations of £53,222 made by customers via shop collection tins and by colleagues via a range of fundraising events.