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Cycling UK launches Women’s Festival of Cycling

Cycling UK has launched its annual Women’s Festival of Cycling aimed at encouraging more women to cycle. Although the number of women cycling has increased during lockdown, men are still cycling nearly twice as much as women, and fears that cycling can be dangerous are often cited as a factor …

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UK footfall recovery ‘remains sluggish’

UK footfall decreased 49.6% year-on-year during the third week of shops reopening in England and NI, compared to a decrease of 53.4% year-on-year for the previous week, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has found. Total retail footfall for the week increased 15.3% week-on-week, with high streets and shopping centres showing …

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Sea Otter Play virtual event to unite global cycling industry

Organisers of Sea Otter Classic have created Sea Otter Play presented by Continental – aiming to unite all of Sea Otter’s global celebrations and connect cyclists around the world with brands. Sea Otter Classic 2020 has now been cancelled after originally being postponed due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. “The Sea …

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Schwalbe to assist retailers with volunteer programme

Schwalbe has launched a volunteer programme to assist retailers with a surge in business, particularly for service and repairs. The programme will allow retailers in the UK access to a Schwalbe sales promoter who will work as an extra pair of hands, either in the workshop or on the shop …

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Deporvillage closes deal with Tour de France

Deporvillage has reached an agreement with the Tour de France to be the official retailer of licensed products in the 2020 edition. A specialist in cycling equipment that has had an extensive presence in France since 2013, the Spanish company’s goal is to take advantage of the 107th edition of …

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Best Small Shops 2020 relaunched with new COVID-19 innovation category

The Independent Retailers’ Confederation (IRC) has announced a special category in its search to find Britain’s Best Small Shop of 2020. The Best Small Shops Competition relaunched post lockdown on Independents’ Day, Saturday 4th July, celebrating the return of indie retail to UK high streets and shopping parades. The judges …

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HYPE Merseyside loans 186 bikes to NHS workers

HYPE Merseyside has loaned 186 bikes to NHS workers supporting the fight against COVID-19, following the launch of its #BikesForNHS campaign in April. The organisation, which focuses on getting people involved in cycling, has also seen 67 unwanted bikes donated by the public and is still appealing for more so …

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Top five jobs of the week – 3rd July

The BikeBiz jobs board filled over 500 positions in 2019, and listings are still on the rise. Here’s our latest top five… Sales and web assistant – Hotlines The sales and web assistant role is responsible for preparing, presenting and analysing information from sales, stock management and customer database areas. …

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Insync to celebrate vital role of bike shops on Independents’ Day UK

Insync is championing the vital work of bike shops to mark Independents’ Day UK, 4th July. The brand, owned by India-based Hero Cycles, is celebrating the service provided by its network of local bike shops, which has proved invaluable during the pandemic. Independents’ Day UK is a campaign that exists …

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e-Cargobikes.com wins climate award

e-Cargobikes.com has won the Ashden Award for Clean Air in UK Towns and Cities, supported by HSBC. Ashden spotlights and supports climate and energy innovators around the world – including businesses, non-profits and public sector organisations which are delivering proven, ready-to-scale climate solutions. e-Cargobikes.com was among 11 winners at the …

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