Business

Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

Psst! Wanna buy some mags?

If youre interested in securing bulk copies of Bike Culture 20, Bycycle 12 and Encycleopedia 2001, contact Open Roads liquidator

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Track your hits with GoFar-mtb.com

With 10 000 individual readers per month, the GoFar-mtb website is not reaching magazine numbers yet but its a hard-core 10 000 and now advertisers can see if theyre getting their moneys worth

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National Union of Students wants your customers

Student bashing will take on a whole new meaning if the studentwheels.com website from the NUS successfully steals customers from bike shops. Ah, but will it? Which IBD-friendly suppliers are going to be daft enough to supply a dotcom that (a) charges a massive fee for inclusion and (b) would seriously erode relations with their IBD network?

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Cycleurope does a Raleigh/Diamondback

According to an article in Novembers Bike Europe, Cycleurope is to take its Peugeot brand away from the high-end road market and promote only Bianchi in that role. This mirrors Raleighs decision to position Diamondback and not Raleigh, as the race and enthusiasts brand

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Kona ride is open to all

The traditional Friends of Kona annual bike ride will take place on Friday 29th December near Guildford, Surrey

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Off piste

The snowsport industry would like more feet on skis just as the cycle industry wants more bums on saddles. What could the bike trade learn from the ski trade?

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On your Merckz

The legend-in-his-own-lifetime will be at Biko Ltds Eddy Merckz Open Day on 7th January 2001. Sign up early and you may win an Eddy Merckz jersey, perfect for hanging in your shop

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Derby needs to dig deep to please the banks

In an anonymous letter sent to the BikeBiz editorial office (to be published in the November mag), our extensive coverage of the Derby/Sturmey debacle is criticised. Weve done the story to death and its time to stop, the writer says. If thats what you think too, dont read the following...

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