As show season kicks into top gear, we pack the first issue of the year with everything you'll need to know to make the most of each exhibition
This, our 84th issue, is show-tastic, with articles on the Bike and Traithlon Show (page 12/13), The London Bike Show (page 8), The Bike Place Show (22/23) Core Bike (pages 29 through 39) and news on Moore Large's Today's Cyclist exhibition running from February 26th and 27th at the Derby showrooms.
2Pure director George Bowie discusses last year's merger with Chocolate and the distribution firm's aspirations for 2013 on pages 16 and 17.
BikeBiz delves into the world of Olympians licensing their names to bike lines on pages 19 and 20 - with analysis of Chris Hoy's new partnership, among others.
Having reported the sad news of Dr Alex Moulton's passing late last year, BikeBiz recounts the life of an industry legend on page 27.Article continues below
Having recently met in Coventry to discuss stimulating the electric bike market, BikeBiz reports from the Bicycle Association meet, in which members shared their thoughts on the price, power and politics behind the market. More on pages 42 and 43.
Mandarin Cycles, recently a victim of con men, tells its story on page 57, warning others. On a brighter note, this chain could soon be expanding.
There's plenty more regular features too, including guides to workshop product for the professional and home mechanic. Further to this, we've an article on the many training courses offered in this business, covering sales techniques, improving riding skills and of course mechanic training.