Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

Langan likes Mothercare. Not.

Dominac Langan, Madison's commercial director, is a new father. How do we know this? He penned a piece for RetailWeek describing his experience in Mothercare World in Watford. Bike shops watch out: he's a stickler for staff going that extra inch

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If theres to be a public inquiry, make it a short one, says Raleigh MD

On the BikeBiz bulletin board Biro writes that at last weeks Raleigh product launch the Raleigh MD said £20m had been secured to build the new Raleigh plant. But if the land deal with Nottingham City Council is referred to a public inquiry and its a long one Raleighs relocation plans might have to be altered

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Whats in Welsh water?

By stealth, Wales now seems to be the UKs centre of bike production. Two mass-market builders set up there last year, and Bikedirect Europe making cro-mo frames has just started up. Now theres another frame maker touting for business...

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Tough times ahead for Derby

There has still been no official statement from the Derby Cycle Corporation about the departure of Gary Matthews and the closure of the American HQ the news of which was first broken on this site on 5th January but fresh details are leaking out. PLUS: Standard and Poors downgrades Derbys credit rating, citing Derbys financial profile remains very weak

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Cycling in Wales gets boost

A £300 million package of transport spending for Wales was announced by the Welsh Assembly last week. The new Sustrans office in Wales gets £2.7m to create more safe routes to school

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Halfords didn’t have a happy Christmas

In the 13 weeks to the 30th December 2000 cycle sales at Halfords were down by 2.4 percent compared to the same period in 1999. However, Bikehut stores are faring better than standard Halfords bike outlets.

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