With the winter show season well underway, this issue carries coverage from both CoreBike and the Bike Place Shows, as well as several distributor’s house-shows.
We begin with a guest column from Mark Bickerton who discusses restarting his father’s Bickerton Portables label.
Six pages of CoreBike coverage begins on page 15, followed by a round up of all the product highlights from neighbouring The Bike Place, starting on 23.
Next up, our visit to Claud Butler’s house show turns up an expanded parts and accessories catalogue, as well as new brands. Read more on page 29.
Overleaf The Dawes Roadshow reveals the firm’s efforts to dip a toe into some more niche areas of the industry.
If you’re interested in popping along, there’s also previews of what’s to come from the London Bike Show (page 33), IceBike (39) and Bike Expo (page 47).
Fisher Outdoors managing director James Browning recaps on his first year in charge on page 48, as well as discussing how the distributor is backing the Zipp brand in a big way going forwards.
Sticking with the theme of interviews with head honchos, Will Butler Adams of Brompton talks everything from exports to being gonged with an OBE on 54.
London’s Soho Bikes gets the retailer profile treatment on page 62. It’s an interesting read in which you’ll find out what it’s like to be a mountain bike specialist in a city with no real topography lines, but plenty of footfall.
There’s plenty more regular features from here on in, including guides to the commuter bike and helmet markets, as well as Carlton Reid’s comment at the back of the mag.