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Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

Wiggle reports 138% increase in bike sales

Wiggle has reported an uplift in sales across its fitness categories, including a 138% increase in bike sales year-on-year. The data has revealed that consumers may be considering swapping their public transport commute to work for cycling as a healthier, socially distanced option, with Wiggle seeing interest in bikes increasing …

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Hama Group acquires majority stake in Messingschlager

The Hama Group, from Monheim, Germany, has acquired the majority stake in Messingschlager with retrospective effect from 1st January. “This is the best step in order to take our company further and to position it properly for the next few years,” said Benno Messingschlager, former owner of the Messingschlager GmbH …

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Ribble Cycles opens new landmark flagship showroom

Ribble Cycles has opened its new landmark flagship showroom in the heart of the Ribble Valley, Lancashire. The 2,000 square foot showroom has been designed to showcase Ribble’s complete bicycle range and provides a brand new bicycle retail proposition – blending digital with the physical to create a ‘unique, totally …

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JDM Products adds RecovaPro to brand portfolio

Knaap Bikes distributor JDM Products has added percussive massage brand RecovaPro to its portfolio. The JDM team, lead by Steven May in the UK, is starting the push into the cycling category through independent cycle stores that have strong connections with their local clubs and riders. The RecovaPro products are made …

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The Electric Bike Shop expands to six stores across UK

The Electric Bike Shop has expanded to six stores nationwide and a distribution hub in the Midlands – with plans to open three more stores by the end of 2021 and have a total store portfolio of 15-20 by the end of 2022. “We can sit back, relax and pat …

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Velorution partners with Fenwick for new store openings

Velorution has partnered with Fenwick in a deal that will see the retailer, which already has stores in four locations across London, further its growth. Velorution X Fenwick of Bond Street and Velorution X Fenwick in Bentalls Kingston are set to open on 12th April, the first date non-essential retailers …

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2pure appointed new distribution partner for Nuun

2pure has been appointed the exclusive UK and Ireland distribution partner for Nuun Hydration. “We’re so excited to join forces with 2pure to expand our impact and inspire more muuvment through better hydration in the UK and Ireland,” said Nuun CEO Kevin Rutherford. George Bowie, founder of 2pure, added: “Having …

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ZyroFisher to distribute Bryton GPS cycle computers in UK and Ireland

ZyroFisher has partnered with Bryton Sport to distribute Bryton GPS cycle computers in the UK and Ireland. Bryton, with the help of ZyroFisher, will introduce a complete line of GPS cycling computers into the market. Along with its latest entry-level model, the Rider 15 Neo, Bryton will also launch into …

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BikeBiz April edition is now available

The digital edition of BikeBiz April is now available online. This month, we hear how e-bikes can shake up the daily commute, more about Zwift’s Black Celebration Series and how artificial intelligence can improve active travel insights. This month’s sector guides are cycle computers and triathlon. How e-bikes can shake …

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Knaap distributor JDM to open Milton Keynes facility

Knaap Bikes distributor JDM Products is to open a 100,000 sq. ft. distribution facility in Milton Keynes. Opening on 12th April, the facility will offer large scale product distract and all of the logistics and operational solutions that Knaap needs to support its rapidly expanding partner dealer network. With over …

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