Business

Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

Bolt teams up with Allianz Partners to provide e-scooter insurance 

Bolt has teamed up with Allianz Partners to provide insurance to its electric scooter users across 26 countries in Europe. The new three-year partnership will see Bolt scooter users provided with two types of insurance already embedded in the rental fee: Personal Accident Insurance and Rider General Liability Insurance. This …

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CamelBak extends partnership with Riteway Products Japan

CamelBak has announced a new partnership with its Japanese bike distributor Riteway Products Japan (RPJ). The agreement extends RPJ’s current distribution of CamelBak bike-related products to now include all product categories produced by CamelBak, including outdoor, run and everyday bottles and drinkware products. Joe Holland, international sales manager at CamelBak, …

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Pierer Mobility AG acquires Felt Bicycles

Pierer Mobility AG has announced the acquisition and integration of Felt Bicycles into its division Pierer E-Bikes GmbH. Founded in 1991 in California, USA, Felt Bicycles has a reputation for producing high-performance, drop-bar road, triathlon, track, cyclocross, gravel and adventure bikes. Felt bikes have been ridden to stage wins at …

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Simon Mottram to step down as CEO of Rapha

Rapha founder Simon Mottram is to step down as CEO at the end of this year after 17 years in the role, CyclingTips reports. In an email to industry members, Mottram said he would ‘remain very close’ to the brand and will continue to serve on the Rapha board of …

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Mate Bike and Slipstream launch new subscriptions platform

Mate Bike and Slipstream have partnered to launch a bike subscriptions platform. All subscription bikes will be either new or refurbished to an ‘as new’ standard. With this new subscription model, Mate aims to disrupt the traditional bike industry by giving its customers affordable and flexible access to the bikes …

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Small firms encouraged to get involved in this year’s Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is returning to the UK on 4th December and small business owners across the country are being encouraged to get involved and make the most of the spotlight and celebrations. The campaign is calling for a big show of support from the public, to celebrate the contribution …

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EBIKE Cafe @ Deheers celebrates first year of trading

Locals poured in the EBIKE Cafe @ Deheers alongside the Old Weymouth Harbourside on Sunday 7th November to celebrate the company’s successful first year of trading. Owners Peter Claxton and Josephine Parker were overjoyed with the support they have received for their year-old environmentally aware business, which champions an active …

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Bioracer UK launches to roll out custom cycling speedwear

Belgium-based sports apparel brand Bioracer has announced the launch of Bioracer UK. Founded 35 years ago in Belgium, Bioracer Speedwear has a strong heritage of designing, innovating and producing speedwear for cyclists to help maximise performance and comfort in the saddle. Over the past 20 years, the custom clothing has …

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Orbea launches tool that lets consumers view stock levels in stores

In response to the ongoing supply issues facing the bike industry, Orbea has launched a unique tool that lets consumers check stock levels at their local stores.  Rider Connect is a new feature that allows customers to check the current and future availability of Orbea machines at authorised dealer stores.  …

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Indoor training platform Zwift expands new world

The hugely popular indoor training and racing platform Zwift has expanded its new map, doubling the size of its latest virtual location.  Makuri Islands, which was released in May, now features new roads in the form of Neokyo, a futuristic reimagining of Japan’s major cities.  Zwift, founded in 2014, has …

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