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Creating bespoke solutions: An interview with 700c Insurance

Creating bespoke solutions: An interview with 700c Insurance

IBDs are unique, but retail insurance policies aren’t always mindful of the risks they may encounter. I found out from director Jon Cockayne what IBD-tailored insurance product 700c has to ...

Hayley E. Ferguson
Avocet for IBDs

Avocet for IBDs

In summer 2015, Indian manufacturer Hero Cycles secured a majority stake in bicycle distributor Avocet Sports as part of an international expansion effort. As Hero’s first acquisition outside of India, ...

Hayley E. Ferguson
Pedal It: a different kind of dealer

Pedal It: a different kind of dealer

Situated on Lee High Road, in South East London hotspot Lewisham, Pedal It is something of an anomaly. I talk to business owner Markus Blanshard, who has been working to ...

Hayley E. Ferguson
British Cycling

Lead Race Mechanic (Para-Cycling)
Manchester

Championing a lifelong passion for cycling and supporting the delivery of world class sports

IBDs urged to take part in Small Business Saturday

IBDs urged to take part in Small Business Saturday

Organisers of the Small Business Saturday movement are appealing to independent retailers to take part in the event on December 3rd, which aims to put small businesses across the country ...

Kieran Howells

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Bikmo passes bike and kit replacement milestone

Bikmo passes bike and kit replacement milestone

Bikmo has announced that over the last 12 months, it has replaced more than £500,000 in bikes and kits. It expects to reach the £1m mark by August 2017.

Hayley E. Ferguson
Catching up with Peter Kimberley, MD of Cycle Republic

Catching up with Peter Kimberley, MD of Cycle Republic

Seven years after the closure of the brand by parent company Halfords, Cycle Republic has been revived and rebuilt from the ground up. Kieran Howells catches up with managing director ...

Kieran Howells
Avocet's IBD-only brands launched

Avocet's IBD-only brands launched

Distributor Avocet released five new bike brands in the UK at the NEC Cycle Show.

Hayley E. Ferguson
Samways shuts

Samways shuts

Samways Cycles of Derby ceased trading on Saturday. The shop was founded as Samways for the Highways by Reg Samways in 1932. Ten staff have lost their jobs.

Carlton Reid
Kalkhoff goes direct in the UK

Kalkhoff goes direct in the UK

German bike brand Kalkhoff has begun a direct to IBD distribution model in the UK starting from August 2017. 

Kieran Howells
ZyroFisher announce range of IBD exclusive Santini promotions

ZyroFisher announce range of IBD exclusive Santini promotions

ZyroFisher has announced a range of solutions to assist IBD’s as they endeavor to increase consumer loyalty and grow their business. 

Kieran Howells

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