We’ve packed in the features, debates and opinion this month, with Cyclocrossrider’s Konrad Manning getting things underway with a comment on why he feels there’s never been a better time to become involved in CX.
That’s followed by sales trainer Colin Rees, who discusses whether or not ‘showroomers’ should be welcomed in store and how a retailer can turn the practice to their advantage.
Over on page 12, we’ve gathered a variety of highly insightful industry opinions on whether Scottish independence would be good or bad for the bike business.
Next up on 17 is BikeBiz’s report from the Bicycle Association’s annual general meeting, including an update from the British Electric Bicycle Association.
The cycling trade is typically a young industry full of rising stars and entreprenuers. Flick to 23 for our 30 under 30 feature.
Overleaf we’ve the first of many previews of what trade draws will feature at this year’s Cycle Show.
Orbea talk UK expansion on 28, with emphasis on developing their independent bike dealer accounts nationwide.
Fact or fiction? We quiz Raleigh’s Trion:z brand manager on the workings of the magnetic bracelets on page 36.
There’s plenty more analysis throughout the magazine, including our regular looks at the electric bike sector, Articles with Maptaq and Giro, as well as a dealer profile with Hitchin’s Kinetic Cycles.