You’ll notice the mag looks a little different thanks to a design refresh and we’ve tweaked the content here and there too, beginning with a guest columnist page that this month packs in the thoughts of both FACE partnership’s James Pope and Sealskinz marketing director David Jesson.
As you’ll have read online, the finalists for the BikeBiz Awards have now been revealed. If you want to find out more about those nominated, turn to page 13 through 20.
Missed out on the CSG house show? BikeBiz popped along with a notepad and summarises some of the key product additions on pages 23 through 25.
Overleaf we speak to Sports Marketing Surveys Kevin Burton who discusses his firm’s efforts to provide accurate statistics for the bike market. Find out how you can participate on page 26.
Are things all doom and gloom for the mountain bike market? We’re not so sure and the memo hasn’t arrived in Northern Ireland as yet either. Flick to page 29 to read about the territory’s ten year strategy to grow the sector, with aims of generating £25 million annually for the economy.
On page 30 we catch up with Stooge Cycles owner Andy Stevenson who discusses moving into manufacturing own-brand goods.
Insurance firm Cycleplan are profiled on page 33. Find out how bike shops can benefit from a link up in our interview with John Woosey.
Heading for the NEC in a few weeks time? Running from page 35 through 38 we have a run down of some show highlights, as well as the exhibitor list in full.
There’s plenty more too, including:
BikeSoup interview: page 41
GoRide and the Tour of Britain: page 43
As you’ll read in full online, we’ve an in depth interview with Recon Instruments CEO Dan Eisenhardt on page 44.
A preview of the Outdoor Show on pages 46/47
Electric bike market news on pages 49 and 50
A dealer profile with CJ Performance on 55
Guides to the children’s, clothing and turbo trainer markets
A quickfire interview with USE on page 73
And we finish up with executive editor Carlton Reid’s visit to Chain Reaction Cycles HQ on page 82.