Within this issue we’ve packed numerous regular features including a Mystery Shopper in Shoreham-by-Sea, dedicated sections for the electric bike and outdoor sections, as well as sector guide round ups for the fashion and luggage markets.
Othe features include BikeBiz’s round up of Madison’s IceBike exhibition, beginning on page 9. Plenty going on in here, from new brands to an electronic workstand. Yes, you read that right, Park Tool has been busy and we will be covering the brand’s 50th anniversary in the next issue.
Oxford Products discusses its ambitions for expansion within the cycle market on pages 15 and 16.
We discusss the implications of HMRC’s decision to open Cycle to Work legislation up to include accessory purchases with the industry on page 19.
Over the page on 21 we spent some time catching up with Chicken Cyclekit this month, uncovering fresh warehouse expansion, new brands and fresh product and a business busy preparing for new challenges.
Our annual look at the work of the some of the best independent bike dealers in the land begins on page 27. The 20 stores featured here have been nominated by the trade’s distributors, press and retailers themselves.
A round up of the news from the Taipei Cycle Show is featured on page 32.
Zyro talks cycle computers on page 37.
One of the highlights of the month comes in the form of our dealer profile, alongside female-focused online retailer VeloVixen. There’s a great story behind this business, so flick to 53 for more.
Towards the back of the magazine we have insights into the Federal BMX brand according to the Hastings designer, as well as Carlton Reid’s monthly column, this month discussing Boris Johnson’s plans for London’s cycling network. He can talk the talk, but can he walk the walk?