Key Facts

  • The Halfords brand was established in 1902 and is now the UK’s leading retailer of automotive and cycling products
  • Halfords operates from more than 460 retail stores throughout the UK and ROI and through Halfords.com for pick-up at their local store or direct home delivery
  •  A local Halfords store is less than a 20 minute drive away for 90% of the UK population
  • We have c.9,000 Retail colleagues, sell c.10,000 product lines in store and more than 30,000 online
  • Halfords Autocentres operates from over 300 sites nationally, employs c.2,000 colleagues and offers motorists dealership quality MOTs, repairs and car servicing at affordable prices
  • The UK cycling market is estimated by Mintel to be worth £1.5bn and has been growing by c.5% p.a. for the past few years with further growth anticipated.
  • We estimate we have a c.20 -25% share of the cycle market and a c.15% share of the Cycling Parts, Accessories and Clothing market 
  • Halfords is the exclusive stockist of the Boardman Performance Series in the UK and recently launched the 2014 range of 25 bikes
  • We stock a range of Pinarello cycles, the same brand ridden by Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome when they won the Tour de France in 2012 and 2013 respectively
  • Apollo, one of Halfords' own brand of cycles, is the most popular brand of bikes in Britain
  • In 2013 we carried out 2.6 million wefitjobs for the replacement of car bulbs, windscreen wiper blades and car batteries.
  • We now fit c.35% of the bulbs, blades and batteries that we sell.
  • Service is at the heart of our proposition as we estimate two thirds of our products require some level of assistance.
  • Our Kids Holiday Bike workshops have taught thousands of children the basic skills of cycle maintenance