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Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

BikeBiz May edition is now available

The digital edition of BikeBiz May is now available online. This month, we catch up with Raleigh UK’s Lee Kidger, hear more about the Women of Colour Cycling Collective and Little Rider’s Mike Douglass talks inspiring the pros of the future. This month’s sector guides are kids’ bikes and accessories and …

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Giant Bicycles UK introduces new digital asset management software to support retail partners

Giant Bicycles has introduced new technology into its UK operations to simplify how retailers access imagery and product information. The brand’s UK team now stores the information in a Canto digital asset management (DAM) library, providing a simple workflow for Giant’s retailers to access centralised images, videos and technical PDFs …

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Zoomo raises $12 million to bolster ‘e-bikes for businesses’ model

E-bike innovator Zoomo has secured $12 million from new and existing investors as it expands into new markets and invests in further innovation of its commercial use electric bike platform. AirTree Ventures led the capital raise as a new investor, with follow-on support from existing investors the Clean Energy Finance …

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Dutch bike tyre manufacturer A. Dugast joins Vittoria Group

Dutch bicycle tyre manufacturer A. Dugast has become part of the Italian Vittoria Group, executing a jointly created plan to reinforce the development and production capabilities of both brands. The production facilities in the Netherlands will assure a more balanced production footprint for the whole Vittoria Group. Thanks to the …

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7mesh opens new distribution centre in UK

7mesh Cycling Apparel has opened a new post-Brexit distribution centre in the UK, making orders for UK retailers and consumers ‘quicker, easier, and customs paperwork-free’. Working with its international third-party logistics partner Tigers Global Logistics, 7mesh will now ship all UK orders from the facility in Thurrock. Orders have already …

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Discovery invests in EWS operator Enduro Sports Organisation

Discovery has invested in Enduro Sports Organisation, the owner and operator of the UCI recognised Enduro World Series (EWS) and EWS-E. The move will see Discovery’s Play Sports Group lead the further expansion of EWS events through the creation of new live and on-demand content, as well as broader commercial …

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Bike repair startup Handlebars rebrands to Fettle

Bike repair startup Handlebars has rebranded to Fettle, having undergone a makeover to reflect the changing needs of its customers. The new brand, with its distinctive new look and strapline, has positioned itself as the champion of customer service and is vowing to “put the word service back into bike …

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Cyclorise to distribute Why Cycles in UK

Cyclorise has added Why Cycles to its portfolio to kick off the 2021 season, following the launch of Revel Bikes in the UK last year. Started in early 2016 by Adam Miller and a team of industry veterans that later went on to launch Revel, Why Cycles created a range …

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BA working to address logistics costs and quality issues faced by trade

The BA is working across the industry to find a solution to the rising logistics costs and quality issues faced by the cycling trade. Over the past year, the cycling market has experienced ‘unprecedented’ growth, with the BA projecting a £1 billion increase in the UK cycling market. The cycling …

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Gloucestershire e-bike retailer opens new site in Bristol

Property consultants Alder King has let a studio unit on the Paintworks scheme in Bristol to an expanding Gloucestershire e-bike retailer. Edemo Electric Bikes is a specialist Riese and Muller e-bike dealer based in Nailsworth. Following growth in sales over the past year, the company decided the time was right …

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