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Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

The customer is not always right, say untrained staff

According to a new survey, retail staff across all sectors believe they are poorly trained to effectively handle complaints, an area where flashpoints with customers can occur. And those customers who walk rather than complain could be losing retailers big revenue.

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Doctors mag says cycle helmets prevent head injuries

A pretty obvious finding you may think, and an editorial and a research paper in todays British Medical Journal goes on to argue that helmet use should be encouraged. Fine, say detractors, but its a fine line between encouraging helmet use and demanding mandatory use. In Australia mandatory helmet wearing led to a decrease in cycling

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The water cooler with no socks appeal

Imagine its summer. Imagine its hot. Youve been out for a four hour ride in the heat. What does the water in your water bottle taste like? Warm plastic probably. But not with this innovation from the US...

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Open Road “downsizes”

The publishing team behind 'Encycleopeadia', 'Bike Culture' and 'Bycycle' is now a tad smaller as the five staff are laid off

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Its love….sort of

The Bicycle Association and Leisure Expo, organiser of the Cycle & Leisure Show, have issued simultaneous press releases about the show situation in 2001. The BA acknowledges that the Spring NEC show exists and that their Harrogate-based International Cycle Exhibition is not an attempt to scupper the Cycle & Leisure Show

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Nitrogen-powered bike-vehicle needs developer

A pair of inventors have developed a compressed air motor which, among other things, can help power a bicycle-car. The inventors are now seeking bike trade partners to help them bring their innovation to market

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Sustrans want travel reduction targets

What is the point of having cheap fuel when your cities and roads are under water? says John Grimshaw of Sustrans in a press release responding to yesterdays Green speech from Tony Blair

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Get corporate-quality training for FREE!

You've got just one more day before the cut-off for the free tickets to the Harry J. Friedman sales seminars. These are worth £175 a piece. Enter our comp before noon on Thursday to be in with a chance.

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Retail margins are daylight robbery says discount operation

Businesses and individuals contacted by the National Wholesale Service are told that there are massive savings to be had by joining the NWS Money-Club. Every consumer product is available, says NWS, including bicycles

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