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Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

Chicken CycleKit to offer direct to consumer deliveries

Chicken CycleKit will now offer direct to consumer deliveries. The distributor has said this will include ready to ride bikes out of the box, and its full range of components and accessories. The full statement read: It is fantastic to see the industry pulling together to offer as many options …

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Scicon Sports pivots production to develop face masks

Scicon Sports has pivoted its production of bags and protective eyewear to manufacture a selection of personal protection items, in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The brand has converted its entire production line to create protective respirator face masks and protective eyewear in response to the request of companies, …

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Hotlines to offer free home delivery on all products

Hotlines is offering free home delivery on all products, including PDI on bikes, with no minimum order value. “Hotlines wants to support our dealers, and their customers through these challenging times in any way we can,” said a statement. “To make it as easy as possible to get goods to …

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Bob Elliot’s new KranX brand now in stock

KranX, Bob Elliot’s new in-house brand, is now available to UK dealers, with pedals expected to arrive next month. The new brand has been developed specifically with the IBD in mind and will initially cater to three sectors: tools, pedals and finishing kit. It will offer “self-selling” packaging, providing customers …

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Restrap launches premium dealer partnership programme

Restrap has launched a premium dealer partnership programme. Dealers will receive a point of display stand showcasing all of Restrap’s five collections that will be featured in-store. “Our market research shows that many customers still want to view products before making purchases,” said Restrap director Nathan Hughes. “And we’re really …

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Velobrands now offering to drop ship direct to consumers

Velobrands is now offering to drop ship direct to consumers for all orders placed by their retailers. This service will allow consumers to place orders with their local bike shop and receive their goods to an address of their choosing. Orders placed before 4pm should arrive, wherever possible, for the …

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ZyroFisher launches home delivery across all P&A brands

ZyroFisher is launching home delivery across all its P&A brands in an effort to support its dealer network. Any products ordered via the ZyroFisher B2B can now be shipped directly to the dealer’s customer from ZyroFisher. Doing so allows dealers to meet customer demand without customers having to enter their …

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Extra UK issues COVID-19 operations update

Extra UK has issued a statement on its current operations during the COVID-19 outbreak. The distributor said it is open for business, and all staff who can are working remotely following social distancing procedure. The warranty department and technical support lines are remaining open, and staff remaining on premises have …

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i-ride updates trade on COVID-19 operations

i-ride has said it will remain open to “help as much as possible” to support bike retailers during the COVID-19 outbreak. The distributor said it will be answering the phone and emails, processing orders and despatching goods, and will also be offering 90-day terms on all B2B orders placed in …

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Chicken CycleKit issues company update on COVID-19

Chicken CycleKit has issued a company update on COVID-19. The distributor has said it still open and business is operating as normal with reduced staff working from HQ. All other colleagues are available remotely. It has also taken steps to ensure continuity of supply across its brands, with “excellent” stock …

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