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Extra UK issues COVID-19 operations update

Extra UK has issued a statement on its current operations during the COVID-19 outbreak. The distributor said it is open for business, and all staff who can are working remotely following social distancing procedure. The warranty department and technical support lines are remaining open, and staff remaining on premises have …

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i-ride updates trade on COVID-19 operations

i-ride has said it will remain open to “help as much as possible” to support bike retailers during the COVID-19 outbreak. The distributor said it will be answering the phone and emails, processing orders and despatching goods, and will also be offering 90-day terms on all B2B orders placed in …

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Chicken CycleKit issues company update on COVID-19

Chicken CycleKit has issued a company update on COVID-19. The distributor has said it still open and business is operating as normal with reduced staff working from HQ. All other colleagues are available remotely. It has also taken steps to ensure continuity of supply across its brands, with “excellent” stock …

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UK bike shops can remain open during COVID-19 lockdown

Bike shops will be allowed to remain open in the UK after prime minister Boris Johnson announced that all “non-essential” shops must now shut due to the spread of COVID-19. In an announcement made last night, Johnson said the public will only be allowed to leave their home for the …

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Hotlines, Windwave issue COVID-19 operations updates

Hotlines and Windwave have issued updates on their current operations during the COVID-19 outbreak. Windwave said it will remain open in a reduced capacity to process orders via its B2B website, phone and e-mail. Its workshop, tech and warranty department is now closed for all walk-in customers and its warehouse …

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Windwave to distribute Granite Design in UK and Ireland

Windwave is to distribute Granite Design in the UK and Ireland. The distributor has “almost all” products in stock now and ready to order from its B2B site. “The Design and Innovation Award-winning Stash Tool System makes use of the space inside your steerer tube and handlebars to conveniently stash …

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BA sets up info ‘hub’ for UK cycle industry on COVID-19

The Bicycle Association (BA) is setting up an industry info ‘hub’, a resource to share official guidance and support information on COVID-19. CEOs from leading companies in the UK cycle industry attended a ‘COVID-19 crisis summit’ video conference on Friday, convened by the BA. Members of the organisation’s Leadership Group …

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Sigma Sports reports ‘unprecedented’ increase in turbo trainer orders

Sigma Sports has reported a 440% increase week on week in the number of orders placed on turbo trainers, as well as static bikes. In addition, the launch of the new Wahoo Kickr, which has been available for pre-order from 19th March, has seen “huge interest” with initial drops selling …

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Saddleback issues update on COVID-19 operations

Saddleback has issued an update on its current situation with regards to COVID-19. The distributor said it has taken steps to ensure the business can run “as smoothly as possible”. Customer services are uninterrupted, with many staff members working from home with full access to its systems while its warehouse …

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ZyroFisher, Moore Large issue COVID-19 operations updates

ZyroFisher and Moore Large have updated customers on their operations as concerns surrounding the coronavirus outbreak accelerate. James Browning, ZyroFisher chairman, said the distributor is taking measure to minimise the impact on its suppliers and customers, with all office-based functions “fully equipped to 100% work from home should this be …

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