Business

Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

It pays to register

For a tenner a pop you can register any daft phrase as a potential future URL (ie website address) and get visitors redirected to your main site. Heres a funny little trick pulled by Brant Richards...

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Make the roads safe to cycle, say walkers

Heres a press release from the CTC where their long stated aim of keeping bikes on roads and nowhere near paths is given flesh. Whilst a number of organisations are allowed their say such as the Pedestrians Association Sustrans is noticeable by its absence

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US riders flock to Urban Games

The weekend of starting Friday August 5th will see host of bike riders flock to Londons Clapham Common to compete in the Urban Games, a multi-discipline extravaganza of extreme sports

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The essential IFMA primer

If youre going to IFMA as an exhibitor or visitor this September heres the BikeBiz information pack you wont want to be without

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The state of the European bicycle market

At the IFMA press review Rolf Lemberg of the newly formed ZIV of Germany (the Two-Wheeler Industry Association created from the merging of VFM and FTV) discussed market growth, harmonisation of standards, and the liklihood of price increases

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Researching the Pink pound

The UK's first national lifestyle survey of the gay population designed to help businesses better target products to the pink market is launched this summer. So? Well, a disproportionate number of fitness products and shiny, top-of-the-range bikes are bought by gay people looking to sculpt the perfect body

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Big mag plugs bikes

The August Candis magazine devotes nine pages to getting its readers on bikes. With a circulation of 458 779 Candis magazine is in the UKs list of the 30 best selling magazines. Its bigger than Loaded, OK! and Good Housekeeping. The article is brilliantly written and superbly photographed so will turn lots of people on to cycling

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You can’t sue a squirrel

But you can claim for harm caused by motorists banging into you. Author RICHARD PEACE, a lawyer in a former life, explains what to do when you need to make or defend a claim and how to stand up to lawyers who try to pin 'contributory negligence' on cyclists...

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Bikebiz goes public

Weve been getting a steady number of hits from the public for some months. Theres a monthly plug for the site in Cycling Plus and other cycle mags give it mentions too. Those without passwords can access the stats and the job ads. But now theres something new for the public...

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