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Cycle sales rise at Halfords

Halfords has reported a rise in group sales of almost 5 percent for the start of its financial year. Cycle sales are up by 1.9 percent. The company’s latest trading statement said there had been "strong cycling sales during late July and August, helped by new ranges and a deeper …

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Bike Expo gets an upgrade for its return to Event City in 2017

Bike Expo – Manchester’s cycling exhibition – is returning to Event City in 2017, on March 18th and 19th. The organiser has adopted an exciting new strategy, which is aimed at broadening the show’s audience and increasing its footfall. Responding to visitor feedback and consumer trends, Hamerville Media Group is expanding …

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Troy Lee Designs and Fisher Outdoor Leisure part ways

Designer and manufacturer of technical bicycle protection and apparel Troy Lee Designs has announced its long-time UK partner, Zyro-Fisher, will cease distribution of the Californian brand’s products after October 31st, 2016. Troy Lee Designs have extended their gratitude toward Fisher Outdoor Leisure for their years of service and growth of …

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Cycle Republic introduces new tech centre

Specialist cycling retailer Cycle Republic, now with 12 shops across the UK, has partnered with Garmin and launched a new technology centre in its flagship shop at Fenchurch Street, London. The recently-installed Garmin centre is the first in the UK with a dedicated cycling technology display. The centre is fully …

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Souped-up e-bikes investigated by Sunday Times

The transport correspondent from The Sunday Times has visited a number of e-bike retailers and has found some of them are wrongly advising customers on the legality of "speed e-bikes", which can reach 28mph but should therefore be classified as mopeds not e-bikes. Mark Hookham’s report is following up on …

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Shimano Europe to distribute Oxford products on the continent

Shimano Europe and Oxford have announced a distribution agreement for Oxford OXC products in selected European countries. “A major part of Oxford Products cycle strategy is the rapid growth of our export business in Europe and throughout the rest of the world and the continued development of a truly international …

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Cycle Republic launches new website

Cycling specialist Cycle Republic has launched its first fully transactional website serving the UK’s cycling market. The site will complement the 12 existing shops which include sites in Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham and its flagship at Fenchurch Street, London. The site offers the full range found in shops and an extended …

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Team GB’s top cyclists call on Government to fund everyday cycling

Laura Trott, Jason Kenny and Chris Boardman are among current and former Olympic champions to have signed a letter to Theresa May calling for increased spending on transport cycling. The letter was organised by British Cycling. The letter says "the best way to honour the achievements of our athletes would …

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Paligap recruits a new B2B website manager

The new role has been awarded to Graham Smith, who joins the company from TriUK, and is the second Paligap employee in recent months recruited via the BikeBiz jobs page. The brand has said that Smith will manage the reboot of Paligap’s digital presence so that it offers business partners …

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ZyroFisher cease distribution of PowerBar

ZyroFisher and PowerBar have announced that as of 30th August 2016, ZyroFisher will no longer distribute PowerBar products in the UK and Ireland. In a statement by the distributor, it was indicated that while the business relationship with PowerBar had been fruitful, it has ended in mutual agreement due to …

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