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Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

The Electric Bike Shop to open new Uckfield store tomorrow

The Electric Bike Shop is set to open its fifth store in Uckfield tomorrow, 7th January, joining showrooms in Bristol, Solihull, Stroud and Sutton Coldfield. The company has been selling electric bikes for over six years. Owner Karl Haden is assisted by operations director Sean Byrne who lives locally in …

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DIT to extend EU anti-dumping duty on bikes from China

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is to keep EU anti-dumping rules on bikes from China and several other countries. The Secretary of State for International Trade Liz Truss has determined the anti-dumping duty on bicycles and certain bicycle parts originating in the People’s Republic of China, including bicycles consigned …

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Bike shops can remain open in new national lockdown

Bike shops are among businesses which can remain open during England’s national lockdown announced yesterday by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The PM last night instructed people to stay at home to ‘control the virus, protect the NHS and save lives’ in a decision that follows a rise in infections, hospital …

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Extra UK distribution of Brooks saddles ‘unaffected’ by Brexit

Extra UK has issued a statement on the distribution of Brooks England saddles in the UK, following reports that supply has been postponed due to the difficulties surrounding Brexit. In a notice published on its website, Brooks said that, due to saddles being shipped to its logistics centre in Italy, …

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Velorution becomes official retail partner of Carbo in UK

Carbo’s folding electric bikes are now available to purchase from Velorution. Originally an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, Carbo has agreed terms with Velorution in the UK as the official retail partner with both the Carbo Model X and Carbo Model S currently available, alongside a selection of accessories. “With active travel …

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BikeBiz January edition is now available

The digital edition of BikeBiz January is now available online. Our first edition of 2021 hears from the winners of last month’s BikeBiz Awards, talks ambition, advocacy and evolving communities with new Cycling UK CEO Sarah Mitchell, and reflects on gender equality in cycling. This month’s sector guides are energy …

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How to keep your business running in tougher tiers

Following recent COVID-19 developments and tightening of restrictions, the ACT can confirm that bicycle shops will be allowed to remain open across all tiers in England, Wales and Scotland. But with millions of people placed in Tier 4, retailers will have to adapt to acknowledge the significant shift towards online …

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Bafang develops dealer direct service for complete e-bike drive systems

Bafang has developed a dealer direct service model for complete e-bike drive systems. It will be launched in phases from February in the Netherlands, initially with complete Bafang systems for several selected brands. Later phases will support dealers for more brands throughout the whole of Europe. A dealer direct service …

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pinkjersey.com to open up to 250 retail stores and service centres in US

Online retailer pinkjersey.com has announced an ‘aggressive’ plan to open up to 250 locally-owned retail bicycle shops and service centres in the United States. “We are excited to announce today our plan to open up to 250 professional bicycle shops in the United States,” said company spokesperson Natalie Cristino. “The …

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BA holds first session of Independent Retailer Forum

The BA has held the first session of a new forum for the independent bicycle retail sector. The association hosted a dozen leading independent retailers, representing the varied sizes, regions and channels of the sector, in early December, hot on the heels of the independent retailer panel session broadcast during …

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