Final Notice

On , the Financial Conduct Authority issued a Final Notice to Bicycleshack (trading as, Mr Adrian McPeake


To: Bicycleshack (trading as Mr Adrian McPeake)

FRN: 728471

Dated: 28 May 2020


For the reasons set out in this Final Notice, the Authority hereby takes the following
action against Bicycleshack.

The Authority issued to Bicycleshack the Decision Notice which notified it that for
the reasons given below and pursuant to section 55J of the Act, the Authority had
decided to cancel Bicycleshack’s Part 4A permission.

Bicycleshack has not referred the matter to the Tribunal within 28 days of the date
on which the Decision Notice was issued to it.

Accordingly, the Authority has today cancelled Bicycleshack’s Part 4A permission.


The definitions below are used in this Final Notice:

“the Act” means the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;

“the Authority” means the Financial Conduct Authority;

“Bicycleshack” means Bicycleshack;

“Bicycleshack’s Part 4A permission” means the permission granted by the Authority
to Bicycleshack pursuant to Part 4A of the Act

“the Decision Notice” means the Decision Notice issued to Bicycleshack dated 24
March 2020;

“the Return” means the CCR007 return for the period ended 5 May 2019,
which Bicycleshack was due to submit to the Authority by 18 June 2019;

“the suitability Threshold Condition” means the Threshold Condition set out in
paragraph 2E of Schedule 6 to the Act;

“the Threshold Conditions” means the threshold conditions set out in Schedule 6
to the Act;

“the Tribunal” means the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber); and

“the Warning Notice” means the Warning Notice issued to Bicycleshack dated 26
February 2020.


On the basis of the facts and matters and conclusions described in the Warning
Notice and in the Decision Notice, it appears to the Authority that Bicycleshack is
failing to satisfy the suitability Threshold Condition, in that the Authority is not
satisfied that Bicycleshack is a fit and proper person having regard to all the
circumstances, including whether Bicycleshack managed its business in such a way
as to ensure that its affairs were conducted in a sound and prudent manner.

This is because Bicycleshack has failed to comply with the regulatory requirement
to submit the Return. Bicycleshack has not been open and co-operative in all its
dealings with the Authority, in that Bicycleshack has failed to respond adequately
to the Authority's repeated requests for it to submit the Return, and has thereby
failed to comply with Principle 11 of the Authority's Principles for Businesses and to
satisfy the Authority that it is ready, willing and organised to comply with the
requirements and standards under the regulatory system.

These failures, which are significant in the context of Bicycleshack’s suitability, lead
the Authority to conclude that Bicycleshack has failed to manage its business in
such a way as to ensure that its affairs are conducted in a sound and prudent
manner, that it is not a fit and proper person, and that it is therefore failing to
satisfy the Threshold Conditions in relation to the regulated activities for which
Bicycleshack was granted a Part 4A permission.


The decision which gave rise to the obligation to give this Final Notice was made
by the Regulatory Decisions Committee.


This Final Notice is given to Bicycleshack in accordance with section 390(1) of the


The Authority must publish such information about the matter to which this Final
Notice relates as the Authority considers appropriate. The information may be
published in such manner as the Authority considers appropriate. However, the
Authority may not publish information if such publication would, in the opinion of
the Authority, be unfair to Bicycleshack or prejudicial to the interest of consumers.

The Authority intends to publish such information about the matter to which this
Final Notice relates as it considers appropriate.

Authority Contact

For more information concerning this matter generally, please contact Victoria
Oyebanjo at the Authority (direct line: 020 706 64564).

Martin Butcher
Enforcement and Market Oversight Division


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