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Less than a month until Cycle to Work Day

Less than a month until Cycle to Work Day

Hundreds of bike shops have already signed up to the event which takes place on September 4th
Jonathon Harker
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COMMENT: 'Should the UK bike market be worried about decline?'

COMMENT: 'Should the UK bike market be worried about decline?'

Jay Townley provides a warning to the industry about how it will need to reach out to a wider customer base
Jonathon Harker
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Summer of cycling: The Giro, Le Tour and the Commonwealth Games

Summer of cycling: The Giro, Le Tour and the Commonwealth Games

COMMENT: It's not just consumers having their heads turned by home-set cycle sporting events, with new retailers also being attracted to the market
Jonathon Harker
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Comment: Giro D'Italia a 'launch pad' for UK business

Comment: Giro D'Italia a 'launch pad' for UK business

Guest columnist Tess Brumwell Gaze details what such events bring to the economy and start ups
Mark Sutton
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Has the bike industry a promotion problem?

Has the bike industry a promotion problem?

Are we advertising in all the wrong places and to the wrong audiences too? Let's have a bash at normalising every day cycling
Mark Sutton
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Yorkshire goes cycle mad for Grand Depart

Yorkshire goes cycle mad for Grand Depart

'Lycra welcome here' - Leeds proves that the British public love to get behind a big sporting occasion
Jonathon Harker
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COMMENT: A cycle media market without Future? Unthinkable.

COMMENT: A cycle media market without Future? Unthinkable.

Future's impact on media and the wider cycle industry has been huge and it's going to be weird without it
Jonathon Harker
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Comment: Taking on the local cinema?

Comment: Taking on the local cinema?

On the back of last month's Top 20 IBDs article, BikeBiz highlights those who think outside the box
Mark Sutton
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Comment: ''Does social media level the playing field?''

Comment: ''Does social media level the playing field?''

Mike Cotty, owner of Media24, discusses engaging with customers and building relationships
Mark Sutton
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Comment: Will anyone arrive #mtbmeetup

Comment: Will anyone arrive #mtbmeetup

Social Media’s an unruly beast. With everyone’s thoughts and conversations in the public domain, it’s hard to predict what can come of posting 140 characters online. Sometimes results can be surprising as organiser of the #MTBMeetup Simon Bradley reveals
Mark Sutton
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Comment: knowledge is power

Comment: knowledge is power

Can you put a price on being able to differentiate your business in years to come?
Mark Sutton
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Could London follow Paris and ban cars?

Could London follow Paris and ban cars?

Should smog masks be the next must-have accessory for city cyclists?
Jonathon Harker
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Comment: trading in a not so iDeal world

Comment: trading in a not so iDeal world

Had to crow bar the kids off phones and tablets over Christmas? Your future customer may be much the same
Mark Sutton
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COMMENT: Retailers should beware 'showrooming'

COMMENT: Retailers should beware 'showrooming'

Are customers coming into your shop for help and then buying online...?
Jonathon Harker
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COMMENT: Green shoots for MTB and BMX

COMMENT: Green shoots for MTB and BMX

Road continues to ride high at retail, but are these other two key markets showing signs of an upward curve?
Jonathon Harker
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Cycle enthusiasts vs fair weather riders

Cycle enthusiasts vs fair weather riders

COMMENT: Is pitching your business at fair weather cyclists more risky than aiming at hardcore cyclists? If so, is it any wonder most businesses opt for the latter?
Jonathon Harker
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Comment: Diversify beyond bike retail

Comment: Diversify beyond bike retail

What's to stop the front line turning event organiser?
Mark Sutton
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Comment: Would you like jargon with that?

Comment: Would you like jargon with that?

Can the creation of sub-categories confuse the consumer? And does the cycling press neglect the adult beginner?
Mark Sutton
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Ever considered closing your shop for a week?

Ever considered closing your shop for a week?

The shop is quiet, so is it the perfect time to spruce up your shop floor and take stock? Waving Cat’s Nick Fish explains the pros and the cons…
Mark Sutton
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''How can sales be booming when imports have been flat for six years''

''How can sales be booming when imports have been flat for six years''

That's the question from one anonymous retailer who's tired of PR headlines not reflecting the front line reality
Mark Sutton
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