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The Cycle Show to add trade day to 2021 event

The Cycle Show is to add a trade day to its schedule next year, taking place on 24th June. The show, which is taking place at Alexandra Palace, will include the inaugural London eBike Festival in partnership with Shimano Steps. Following a recent reshuffle of dates, the show is now …

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Tailfin appoints James Bracey as head of marketing

Bristol-based bikepacking brand Tailfin has appointed James Bracey, former senior tech writer at Cycling Weekly, as its head of marketing. Having worked in a variety of roles within the cycling media and IBDs, Bracey brings a wealth of experience to the team as Tailfin takes the next step in increasing …

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Squire achieves BSI IoT Kitemark for a bike lock

British security manufacturer Squire has achieved the new BSI Internet of Things (IoT) Kitemark for a bike lock. Additionally, Squire has achieved the Secure Digital Applications Kitemark for its Inigma digital security operating system in bike locks, padlocks and cylinders. Certification to the BSI Kitemark for the Internet of Things …

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Top five jobs of the week – 20th November

The BikeBiz jobs board filled over 500 positions in 2019, and listings are still on the rise. Here’s our latest top five… Showroom manager – Ribble Cycles As part of our exciting development, the opportunity has arisen for a showroom manager to join our retail team at our flagship Lancashire …

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Buzzbike appoints head of engineering and lead product designer

London-based bike subscription platform Buzzbike has appointed Shaun Stanworth as head of engineering and Alp Turgut as lead product designer. Launched in 2016, Buzzbike recently secured a further £1.7 million of funding in its latest round from a variety of sources, including the UK Government’s The Future Fund and sports …

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Velo29 announces Busby x DSN as title sponsor for 2021

Velo29 Sportives has announced Busby x Discount Sports Network (DSN) as title sponsors for the next 12 months. “Velo29 and delighted to sign with Busby x DSN in 2021,” said Richard Williamson, MD of Velo29. “We believe strongly in Busby and will be using its cycling safety app during all …

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Registration opens today for Taipei Cycle Online

Registration for Taipei Cycle Online has now opened. Taipei Cycle is holding both a physical show and the new virtual event Taipei Online when it takes place in March 2021. The move was announced in a press conference in September as the first ‘hybrid’ event to take place in the …

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RGT Cycling joins forces with World Bicycle Relief and Everesting.CC for 31-day challenge

RGT Cycling is launching a 31-day challenge in partnership with Everesting.CC and World Bicycle Relief. Starting on 1st December, the event challenges aspiring pioneers to climb the cumulative altitude of the 8,448m Mount Everest, spreading their attempt over 31 days. Pioneers must also fundraise for World Bicycle Relief to have …

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Extra UK appoints John Mahon as area sales manager for ROI

Extra UK has appointed John Mahon as area sales manager for the Republic of Ireland. The position has been created to offer better support to ROI customers, particularly important following the UK’s exit from the EU. John Mahon, based in Dublin, has experience in cycle retail and most recently account …

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Antur Stiniog bike park to become official Saracen demo centre

Antur Stiniog bike park is to become an official Saracen demo centre. The hire fleet will be made up of the brand’s downhill and trail bikes – the Myst and Ariel. Antur Stiniog has 14 downhill mountain bike trails, graded from green to black. Adrian Bradley at Antur Stiniog said: …

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