Business

Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

Remember, the Roadshow starts next week

The mono-brand roadshows are back on track after running out of diesel during the petrol crisis but for sheer fuel efficiency you cant beat the multi-brand roadshow where you can see six companies at once.

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Hyde seeks answers

Tell David Hyde what you think of his trade show, and you could win £500! This was the challenge thrown down to IBDs in an ACT mailing sponsored by Hyde. As hes had 40 responses so far, the odds for scooping his jackpot are good so if you havent entered yet, give it a go

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Fanning the flames with PR

The recent fuel crisis was good for the bike trade but few brands benefitted from media exposure because few brands have dedicated PR companies working for them. Bike trade specific Pressure PR aims to change all that

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Quealley calls for cycling cash

Jason Quealley, Britains first gold medallist at the Sydney Olypmics, has hailed a £1 billion Government drive to increase access to sport for youngsters across the country but wants cycling to get a share of spoils

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Sturmey Archer: extra info

Heres a company report on one of Lenarks limited companies. The office of In-a-flap is where Lenark based itself for a while and is where visitors saw huge piles of unopened mail: not surprising considering the number of CCJs the company ran up before being dissolved. ALSO: below the company report youll find two press releases on Derbys refinancing in 1997

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Sturmey Archer: what went wrong?

REVISED: Ive been writing reports all week about the Sturmey Archer collapse. This is the latest version of events. It might be best to print out all these Sturmey articles because itll take you for ever to read them online

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Peace and quiet in Euro town centres

Tomorrow, the European initiative In Town, Without My Car! - co-ordinated in Britain by ETA (the Environmental Transport Association, not the Basque terrorist group!) - will witness 800+ towns and cities in Europe and beyond closing their town centre streets to motor traffic.

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Do you want chips with that?

Shimano wants us all to become silicon cyclists with on-board cycle computers that dont just switch the gears electronically but also automatically alter the front and rear suspension to give a smoother ride. PLUS: ABS bike brakes from a schoolboy inventor

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