Sign our petition: Running shops are as ‘essential’ as cycling shops

Running, of all sports, is one of the cheapest and most accessible activities that people can do, even more so over the recent periods of lockdown. You can run from your front door on pavements, paths, parks, trails, literally anywhere within a permitted time limit.

We have seen a huge increase in new runners who require specialist advise, only available from knowledgable, experienced, dedicated, independent running stores who provide a vital community service.

Specialist cycle shops provide a similar service and under previous rules were classed as 'essential', according to government guidelines.

If this is the case, why are running shops not treated as their equal?

In these difficult times, exercise - and in particular running - provides an obvious physical benefit but perhaps even more so is its ability to maintain and improve our mental heath.

Buying the wrong running shoes online can be a costly mistake, not only financially but it can potentially cause serious injury.

Specialist running shops, by their nature, have the ability and skills to operate an appointment only system, ensuring Covid-secure measures can be adhered too.

To that end, we would like to invite you to sign out petition to keep our running shops open, alongside our cycling brothers and sister during any periods of lockdown.

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Run Venture Running Hub I

7 West Street
PL19 8AD

T  01822 612548


Opening Hours (Covid)

Mon 10am - 4pm

Tues 10am - 4pm

Weds 10am - 4pm

Thurs 10am - 4pm

Fri 10am - 4pm

Sat 10am - 4pm

Sun Closed

By Appointment Only

Run Venture Running Hub II

114 High Street



EX14 1JP

T  01404 758181


Opening Hours (Covid)

Mon Closed

Tues 9:30am - 5pm

Weds 9:30am - 5pm (from 9 Sep)

Thurs 9:30am - 5pm

Fri 9:30am - 5pm

Sat 9:30am - 5pm

Sun Closed

By Appointment Only

Run Venture Running Hub III

The Angel Centre



TR13 8RR

T  01326 565850


Opening Hours (Covid)

Mon 9:am - 4:15pm
Tues 9am - 4:15pm
Weds 9am - 4:15pm
Thurs 9am - 5:30pm
Fri 9am - 5:30pm
Sat 9am - 5:30pm

Sun Closed

By Appointment Only

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