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From Côte d'Azur to Spitalfields, Café du Cycliste opens London store

From Côte d'Azur to Spitalfields, Café du Cycliste opens London store

Chic cycle-clothing brand Café du Cycliste is today opening a store in London, the first destination outside the company's flagship location in Nice's Old Port on the Côte d'Azur. The ...

Carlton Reid
Bike shops are closing faster than retailers of other stripes

Bike shops are closing faster than retailers of other stripes

New retail research shows that the High Street in 2017 has suffered the lowest number of store closures since 2010 – but BikeBiz has recently reported that bike-shop closures appear ...

Carlton Reid
Rise in cycle sales at Halfords, but profits still dip

Rise in cycle sales at Halfords, but profits still dip

Bike sales at Halfords rose by 7 percent in the first half of the year. Total sales increased by 4.5 percent. However, profits shrank by nearly 10 percent  to £36.6m in ...

Carlton Reid
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Lead Race Mechanic (Para-Cycling)
Manchester

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Nottingham tri shop shutters thanks to Mike Ashley & the internet

Nottingham tri shop shutters thanks to Mike Ashley & the internet

Internet sales and Mike Ashley's plans to open a chain of triathlon stores has been blamed for the closure of Total Fitness Nottingham. This store has been trading for 21 ...

Carlton Reid

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Cycle Surgery store at Olympic velodrome is one of those to close

Cycle Surgery store at Olympic velodrome is one of those to close

On Sunday BikeBiz reported that "Cycle Surgery is to close six of its 30 stores ... Some will rebrand as Cotswold Outdoor stores." This has now been confirmed by Outdoor ...

Carlton Reid
Retail consultant Mark O'Dolan talks store layout

Retail consultant Mark O'Dolan talks store layout

I visit shops all across the UK and Ireland, and retail standards vary drastically, from dirty shops with handwritten, tatty signs – some on product worth over £1,000 – to ...

Kieran Howells
Developers withdraw plans for Tynemouth's C2C cycling hub business

Developers withdraw plans for Tynemouth's C2C cycling hub business

Developers have withdrawn their plans for a cycling hub business at the end of the C2C route in Tynemouth. The  would-be bike shop and cafe was on the receiving end ...

Carlton Reid
Flesh-n-blood bike shops offer personal service online retailers can't

Flesh-n-blood bike shops offer personal service online retailers can't

I've been known to buy stuff online (who hasn't?) but I also hang out in flesh-and-blood bike shops, writes Josh Reid, and it's been my experience that the best ...

Carlton Reid
Cut through the clutter - become a bicycle space

Cut through the clutter - become a bicycle space

My new book (Bike Boom; I may have mentioned it before) is produced by an American publisher based in Washington, DC. For the book’s official launch I ...

Carlton Reid
Halfords sees sales boost in the midst of Brexit-driven staycations

Halfords sees sales boost in the midst of Brexit-driven staycations

Halfords has reported a first-quarter boost in sales, according to Retail Week

Hayley E. Ferguson

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