Business

Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

Tesco goes hyper with bikes

According to RetailWeek, the Cambridge Tesco Extra hypermarket the 13th Extra store from Tesco is to pilot a new sports and leisure department. And guess what, its going to stock bikes

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Stay one step ahead

Second generation kickboards from the Swiss Micro Scooter company will be on display at this weekends 40 Degrees fashion show

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Young inventor of electric rickshaw wins prize

Its more like a powered recumbent than a rickshaw but industrial design engineering student Chris Boocock yesterday won the British Standards Institution Design Award for his Quikshaw

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Training aid trash

Nigel Wiggett of Bridge Bike Hire in Cornwall has sent in a photo he uses as a staff aide memoire

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Bird takes a flyer on becoming a Blairs Babe

Elaine Bird of Fat Birds Dont Fly, a three year old Norfolk bike shop, has been selected as the prospective parliamentary Labour candidate to fight the marginal Boston Skegness seat. Husband Richard Bird, a former pilot, wants to work fulltime on the election campaign so the shop is up for sale

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Oz bike industry shapes up

BITA, the Australian equivalent of the BA & ACT has set up a bike promo fund and is seeking a full-time director to expand the Aussie cycling market

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Better the devil you know?

So, you think discounting product to the bone is a disease specific to the bike trade? Think again, and thank your lucky stars you dont work in the rag trade...

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