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Good weather has enhanced profits, says Accell

Good weather has enhanced profits, says Accell

Accell Group expects higher turnover across all its key markets in H2 2014 compared with H2 2013, as well as net profit to increase in the second half of the ...

Jonathon Harker
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Halfords boss: ''There's scope for 100 Cycle Republic stores''

Halfords boss: ''There's scope for 100 Cycle Republic stores''

Halfords plans to resurrect the Cycle Republic chain will not stop at next month's opening at Euston Tower, according to boss Matt Davies, who believes there's scope for "100 nationwide".

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Online sales and in-store servicing grows for Halfords

Online sales and in-store servicing grows for Halfords

Group revenues and sales all grew for Halfords, according to its interim results for the half year to September 2014.

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Wiggle's sales rocket 19% to £168m

Wiggle's sales rocket 19% to £168m

New financial results from Wiggle show a 19% rise in sales for the year ended 2 February 2014, making Wiggle the UK’s biggest online cycling and trisports retailer - according ...

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Asia Bike 2014: in numbers

Asia Bike 2014: in numbers

The fourth edition of Asia Bike took place in Nanjing, China earlier this month, breaking its own visitor and exhibitor totals.

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Sheffield claims 'UK's outdoor capital city' title

Sheffield claims 'UK's outdoor capital city' title

Newly-published research has revealed that Sheffield has the highest household spend on outdoor equipment in the country, which is good news for retailers in the area.

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'Cycling isn't mainstream enough yet'

'Cycling isn't mainstream enough yet'

Actsmart has been speculating on whether UK-set cycle events have boosted bike sales in the UK, where the cycle market generates an estimated £2bn in annual retail sales.

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SMS INC: 'The cycle industry is hungry for reliable robust data'

SMS INC: 'The cycle industry is hungry for reliable robust data'

Can you give us some background to SMS INC? You are already well established in other markets…
Sports Marketing Surveys is an experienced sports research business – and we work ...

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London to encourage more diversity in cycling

London to encourage more diversity in cycling

A formal partnership between Transport for London (TfL) and British Cycling will see the duo work together more closely in order to get more people into the saddle, and promote ...

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GT owner Dorel sees revenue rise in 2014

GT owner Dorel sees revenue rise in 2014

Dorel Group has seen Q2 revenue up 9.2 per cent and half year revenue rise 9.1 per cent.

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Under 40s shun the car commute in Bristol

Under 40s shun the car commute in Bristol

Bristol City Council has produced a new report with some interesting findings about the shift in travel usage.

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Car use plummets but Gov't to carry on pumping billions into roads

Car use plummets but Gov't to carry on pumping billions into roads

The National Travel Survey for 2013 has been released by the Department for Transport. Despite the DfT's denials about "peak car" the survey reveals that between 1995/97 and 2013 the ...

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How do you attract and retain new outdoor enthusiasts?

How do you attract and retain new outdoor enthusiasts?

How do you keep hold of enthusiasts taking part in outdoor physical activities? And how how do you attract new regular participants? 

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Sunshine helps profits rise for Raleigh owner

Sunshine helps profits rise for Raleigh owner

Accell Group saw net profit reach €27.5 million in H1 2014, up 13 per cent compared with the €24.5 million in H1 2013.

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40% adults would struggle to fix a bicycle tyre puncture

40% adults would struggle to fix a bicycle tyre puncture

In a survey of 4,500 adults, 41 per cent admited a lack of basic bike maintenance skills such as puncture repair or adjusting brakes.

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Cavendish and Froome Tour crashes boost helmet sales

Cavendish and Froome Tour crashes boost helmet sales

There's been a steady stream of press releases capitalising on the Tour de France and the UK Grand Depart this year, with one claiming that helmet sales are on the ...

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National Cycle network use jumps 7% year-on-year

National Cycle network use jumps 7% year-on-year

Sustrans has reported a seven per cent rise in annual usage of the national cycle network, which equates to around 50 million additional journeys by bike.

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Outdoor market boasts volume and value growth

Outdoor market boasts volume and value growth

New figures from the European Outdoor Group have revealed a buoyant outdoor sector.

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Tour de France triggers online cycle search boom

Tour de France triggers online cycle search boom

Trying to quantify whether big cycling events like the Tour de France boost sales is not entirely straightforward - even if your shop received more cash from customers during the ...

Jonathon Harker
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Who's in line to sponsor London's Boris Bikes?

Who's in line to sponsor London's Boris Bikes?

The search for a new sponsor for London's popular cycle hire scheme is being stepped up.

Jonathon Harker
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