Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

IBD voice needed on CTC Council

The CTC is currently looking for new blood for its National Council. To make sure the voice of independent bike shops is heard perhaps an IBD would like to volunteer for one of the posts?

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Le Tour on the telly

Those shops with access to Eurosport on the telly are in for a treat, tune in from 3.30pm tomorrow for three weeks of road biking bliss!

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Retail trade press play catch up

Its not often that bike shops feature in the retail trade press in fact, this is the first time weve seen it so hats off to Glasgow Outdoor Experience and Alpine Bikes, cos they appear in RetailWeek, out today

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Czech bounces

The Czech website which revealed to the world the first pix of Shimano's 2001 kit has mysteriously closed down. What could it mean?

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If industry AGMs fail to stimulate how about a BikeBiz bash?

The ACT AGM is to be staged in an as yet unnamed London hotel (unlikely to be the Savoy) on October 10th and will be a swift affair with no evening dinner. Trade get-togethers are dropping away like flies. Is this a problem?

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EGS gears up for a sell-off

The French manufacturer of the Synchro Shift gear system you know, those chunky handlebar grip shifting thingies which could change gears at the front and the rear from the same twistgrip went pop last November but now the patents and a load of kit is to be auctioned off

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