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Rutland Cycling begins marking 40th anniversary

Rutland Cycling has begun to mark its 40th anniversary. Established in 1981 as a cycle hire timber cabin on the shores of Rutland Water, the retailer now has 14 stores across the Midlands. “Remarkably, that cabin still stands today,” said Paul Archer, director and son of founders Dave and Ann …

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Elinor Barker MBE becomes Laka ambassador

Laka has announced Elinor Barker MBE as an ambassador. Barker, who currently rides for Laka sponsored team Tekkerz, won gold at Rio 2016 in the team pursuit with Team GB alongside Katie Archibald, Laura Kenny and Joanna Rowsell-Shand, having also taken five world titles and gold at the Commonwealth Games …

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PJA hires Rebecca Jones as principal consultant

PJA has hired Rebecca Jones as a principal consultant at its London Office. Jones will work closely with the company’s placemaking and civil engineering teams to deliver footway, cycleway and active travel schemes. She joins from Urban Movement, where she worked on a range of projects including the design of …

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Local Rewards begins search for UK’s High Street Champions

The search has begun to find 3,600 people around the UK interested in becoming the ‘champions’ of their local high streets. The team behind Local Rewards, a new free to access service that aims to help retailers in towns around the UK recover from the impact of successive lockdowns and …

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Registration now open for 2021 World Cycling Forum

Registration is now open for the 2021 World Cycling Forum (WCF), taking place from 6th-7th September in Munich, Germany. The main theme of this two-day international conference is: ‘capitalising on the current bike boom’. The 2021 WCF comes following a period of global demand inside the bicycle industry, and during …

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Sea Otter Europe is an ‘essential platform’ for component and accessory brands

Sea Otter Europe is an ‘essential platform’ for bicycle component and accessory brands reaching their audience, organisers have said. At the last edition of the festival’s expo zone, 51% of the brands in attendance were part of the accessories and components sector, a branch within the industry that, despite being …

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Carey O’Callaghan joins Mondraker UK team

Carey O’Callaghan has joined the Mondraker UK team as South East sales manager. O’Callaghan brings a wealth of experience to the sales team having worked within the cycle industry for a number of years. His extensive IBD and market knowledge gained whilst working at a large UK distributor means he …

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Sea Otter Europe presents sporting programme for 2021 festival

The Sea Otter Europe Costa Brava-Girona Bike Show 2021, taking place from 24th-26th September, presented its sporting programme last week at the Hotel Carlemany in Girona. Information on the 15 races in all disciplines, which will take place over the weekend, was announced at the presentation, with some 4,000 cyclists …

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havebike CEO calls for bike mechanic qualifications to be included in free level 3 adult qualifications

havebike CEO Nick Brown has called for bicycle mechanic qualifications to be included in the list of free level 3 adult qualifications in a letter to Gillian Keegan MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills. During the Queen’s Speech in May this year, the Government set out its plans …

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Cycling apparel brand MAAP debuts on MR PORTER

Melbourne-based cycling apparel brand MAAP has debuted at global online men’s style destination MR PORTER this month with its range of design and performance led cycling kit. MAAP goes live on MR PORTER with a selection of its cycling jerseys, bib shorts and accessories alongside a number of fashion, lifestyle …

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