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Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

Raleigh aims to support IBDs by adapting D2C sales

Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, Raleigh is temporarily disabling the option for click & collect sales placed through their website. Instead, the distributor is offering increased commissions for their partner stores on home delivery orders in a bid to support IBD stores. Raleigh’s head of digital Chris Palmer …

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Pegasus launches new website

Pegasus Bikes has launched a new website.  The new and improved site features product pages and simple click-to-brick shopping of the latest models, including the recently announced 2020 Premio Cross and Premio Speed. The new website has been designed as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all leisure e-trekking bike needs, including e-bikes …

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“Find an open bike shop” website launched by ACT and BA

A new online map and postcode search facility has been set up to highlight bicycle shops which remain open during the COVID-19 outbreak. It will enable key workers and others who need their bikes fixed for essential journeys, or for exercise, to quickly locate retailers and repairers who are open …

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Litelok offering direct shipping for B2B

Litelok is directly shipping B2B orders for its new and existing customers. The business is still open and fulfilling orders and deliveries as normal, it said. Litelok is made in Britain and whilst some of the production cannot continue due to social distancing, it is able to maintain some activities …

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Partner Content: How can online retailers weather the pandemic storm?

By Cas Paton, founder and CEO of OnBuy.com There’s no doubt we’re in uncharted waters; the coronavirus pandemic has created a level of disruption that generations of people won’t have experienced before. As the prime minister said recently: “coronavirus is the biggest threat this country has faced for decades”. It’s …

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Raleigh sees “record-breaking” online sales

Raleigh has experienced “record-breaking” online sales over the past two weeks as consumers head online to purchase bicycles as COVID-19 lockdown continues. With the Easter Holidays only days away, Raleigh is experiencing a surge in the demand for kids bikes and kids seats for the back of their parents’ bikes. …

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Insync reports demand at ‘Christmas levels’

Insync Bikes’ bike sales have reached a level “only usually seen around Christmas” in the last five working days, as key workers and the wider public adapt to the COVID-19 crisis. Head of European operations Eddie Eccleston said demand for bikes is primarily in the price range of £160-£300 and …

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Weldtite issues update on COVID-19 operations

Weldtite managing director Paul Davis has released a statement on the business’ operations during COVID-19. The business is carrying a good stock of finished goods, tools and sub-components which can be used in flexible manufacture, it said, and is continuing to process and send orders as “quickly as practical” but …

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Yellow Jersey adapts policies due to COVID-19

Yellow Jersey has made some adjustments to its bicycle insurance policies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During normal trading, the business offers three tiers of bicycle insurance, Essentials, Performance and Ultimate, to suit cyclists with differing levels of cover. Yellow Jersey’s Performance and Ultimate policies are aimed at people with …

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Bafang opens Taichung office, welcomes Huang as Taiwan contact agent

Bafang has welcomed Denise Huang as its Taiwan contact agent in the recently opened office in Taichung City. “Our Taiwan representative needed to be experienced with OEM manufacturers, supply chains and the current global market trends,” said Sunny He, Bafang’s co-founder and deputy general manager. “That’s why we are glad …

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