Business

Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

Eovolt expands production facility to ensure stock availability

Eovolt’s UK distributor Pinpoint CE has confirmed ongoing availability of the brand’s complete range of lightweight folding e-bikes to meet strong retail demand and as it looks to increase its IBD network. While supply challenges have been widely reported across the cycling channel, the French brand recently announced the doubling …

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bikeZaar to ‘rip up rulebook’ with new online marketplace

bikeZaar is set to ‘reinvent’ the online experience for customers with its new online marketplace – which it says will become the ‘largest’ single source of cycling products in the UK. The site features products from a network of marketplace sellers, affiliate networks and premium brand outlets. Utilising a unique technology …

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Pendle Bike Racks reports sales surge of trike racks

Pendle Bike Racks has reported a surge in sales of its trike racks, as people of all ages and abilities across the UK take to cycling on three wheels. Sales of its wheel support trike rack are up by a third on last year, with trikes proving increasingly popular with …

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Beeline launches Kickstarter campaign for Beeline Velo 2

Beeline has launched its Kickstarter campaign for the Beeline Velo 2, which boasts a brand new navigation interface, a larger display screen, a twist-lock mounting mechanism and improved waterproofing. The Beeline Velo 2 is also paired with the Beeline App which provides customised routes based on community feedback. Users can type …

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BikeBiz June edition is now available

The digital edition of BikeBiz June is now available online. This month, Riese & Muller UK’s Michael Gregg analyses the cargo bike scene in the UK, we sit down with capgo cable systems CEO Chris Treugut, and we catch up BikeBiz Awards 2020 retail winners Rutland Cycling and Berkshire Cycles. …

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Supply chains ‘remain a barrier’ to thriving European cycling industry

This article was written by Sports Marketing Surveys Figures from Europe’s leading cycling businesses paint a portrait of an industry that has risen to the challenge presented by the pandemic, gradually returning to and eventually overhauling 2019 sales in 2020. 73% of cycling businesses ended last year with higher revenues …

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Madison now exclusive UK distributor for CRC SmartWasher

Madison is now the exclusive UK distributor for the CRC SmartWasher, effective immediately. The CRC SmartWasher bioremediating parts washing system is safe to use, cost-effective and a powerful cleaner, said Madison. It is the ‘ultimate’ solution to cleaning parts while delivering ‘exceptional’ cleaning without the health risks associated with solvent …

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David Millar’s CHPT3 partners with angel investor to finance brand reboot

David Millar’s cycling brand CHPT3 has partnered with an angel investor to finance a significant reboot of the brand. On 8th June, CHPT3 will go live with its first own manufactured collection of sustainable cycle wear and a new e-commerce site aimed at a global audience. “Millions of people are …

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Halfords offering insurance to cycle customers with Cycleplan partnership

Halfords has partnered with Ripe and its specialist cycling product Cycleplan to offer insurance to all of its cycle customers for the first time.  The long-term partnership will see Halfords’ cycle customers given the option of free 14-day insurance with every bike purchase, protecting their new bike against theft and accidental damage. At …

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havebike launches first round of public investment as it begins UK expansion

havebike has launched its first round of public investment as it begins expansion across the UK. The London-based business is inviting the cycling community and the wider public to join it on its journey, seeking upwards of £500,000, having already raised over 80% of the target amount. With a pre-investment …

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