BikeBiz is the only destination to receive all of your news from the cycling industry. Every week we cover the biggest unfolding stories from around the nation, along with cutting edge analysis and the last seven days are no exception. Below you’ll find seven of the biggest stories to hit the site in no particular order.
1. Is Temple Cycles the world's first manufacturer to accept bitcoin?
Temple Cycles claims to have become the world's first bicycle manufacturer to accept bitcoin. Customers at Temple Cycles’s online store can buy bikes, parts and accessories with either British pounds or bitcoin, a globally available digital cryptocurrency. Read the full story here.
2. Canyon launches in the USA
Canyon has officially launched sales to consumers in the United States. German-engineered road, mountain, triathlon and commuter bikes are now available direct-to-consumer from www.canyon.com with delivery to all 50 states. The first orders were processed yesterday and riders will receive their new bicycles within a matter of days. Read the full story here.
3. Immediate Media sees record numbers across cycling portfolio
Immediate Media’s digital sports portfolio – including BikeRadar, Cyclingnews and 220triathlon.com – delivered record audience reach in July, attracting a combined 7.2m visitors, an increase of almost 800,000 in the same period in 2016. Read the full story here.
4. How do you feel about fitting parts bought online?
Is fitting parts and building bikes bought online a necessary evil in modern cycle retail, or simply another element of the job? The question has been raised several times by those in the industry and whilst many agree that the heavy discounting of the larger online retail giants poses a potentially deadly threat to smaller independent bike shops, a recent survey undertaken by BikeBiz depicts a steep divide in opinions. Read the full story here.
5. Hövding hits the streets of London with cycle couriers
UK-based Cycle courier Absolutely has announced a new safety initiative in collaboration with Hövding. The roll-out of this safety product will enable Absolutely to further expand safety measures for its push-bike couriers and increase their protection when delivering within London. Read the full story here.
6. Is Buzzbike striving where other cycle share schemes are failing?
Over the last few months, we’ve seen several reports about the emergence of various different cycle share schemes in the UK, with news stories generally surrounding the initial potentially negative implications of their mass operation. Read the full story here.
7. Cycle to Work Day celebrates fifth anniversary
Cycle to Work Day will celebrate its fifth anniversary this September 13th. Established by Cyclescheme, Cycle to Work Day is free for all participants. Employers across the UK with or without a cycle to work scheme in place are invited to participate in the event. This year’s Cycle to Work Day is on track to reach its goal of one million miles pledged, and participating cyclists have the opportunity to win from a prize pot worth over £5,000. Read the full story here.
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