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Insync Bikes throws weight behind Local Bike Shop Day

Manchester-based bicycle maker Insync Bikes is throwing its weight behind Local Bike Shop Day in celebration of independent stores – using cycling to strengthen health during the coronavirus outbreak. Insync is an official supporting company of the national day – coordinated by the ACT – this year takes place on 2nd …

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Hutchinson Tires closes factory and pauses commercial activity

Hutchinson Tires is to close its factory and pause commercial activity to slow down to spread of the COVID-19. Bertrand Ballet, Hutchinson Cycling unit director, said the factory in Chalette-sur-Loing was closed this morning and the commercial activity will be stopped from next Monday, 23rd March 2020. The industrial and …

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ACT to operate with reduced staff following coronavirus advice

The ACT office will be operating with reduced staff with others working from home for the foreseeable future, following Government advice on coronavirus. It said its key focus is to retain support for its members and to ensure all of its services remain accessible. The full statement read: The ACT …

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REVEAL live-streaming conference to give brands opportunity to launch products

ECHOS Communications has developed REVEAL, a live-streaming global media conference taking place from 29th-30th April. The aim is to provide a solution to brands and media missing the connections that happen at Sea Otter, NAHBS and other events postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. “The unfortunate postponement or cancellation …

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Wattbike AtomX shortlisted for Sport Technology Award

The Wattbike AtomX has been shortlisted for Innovation of the Year at The Sport Technology Awards. The bike has in-built, interactive workouts, tests, training plans and climb mode all accessible from the Performance Touchscreen, allowing riders to automatically change resistance to follow structured workouts, simulate gradient changes and mimic real …

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Local Bike Shop Day participation predicted to double in 2020

The ACT and Cyclescheme have joined forces to make Local Bike Shop Day 2020 “the biggest yet”. Local Bike Shop Day celebrates independent cycle shops across the UK and is designed to appeal to all cyclists – new and dedicated enthusiasts – with the aim of increasing web traffic and …

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Cycling UK’s chief executive Paul Tuohy steps down

Cycling UK’s chief executive Paul Tuohy is stepping down after five years in the role. Under his leadership, the charity has launched campaigns including Trails for Wales, Too Close for Comfort, Teach the Reach and the launch of the Great North Trail, an 800-mile off-road route from the Pennines to …

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Top five jobs of the week – 13th March

The BikeBiz jobs board filled over 500 positions in 2019, and listings are still on the rise. Here’s our latest top five… Events and marketing mechanic – Canyon Bicycles UK The beating heart of Canyon is our industry-leading product. A company with countless pioneering technologies and award-winning designs. Every year …

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London Bike Show postponed until July due to COVID-19

The London Bike Show has been postponed due to COVID-19. The event, originally due to take place from 27th-29th March, will now take place from 3rd-5th July. It follows Sea Otter Classic, Bespoked, the Taipei Cycle Show, Mountain Mayhem and the NAHBS in being postponed or cancelled in 2020 over concerns of the coronavirus. …

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Sea Otter Classic rescheduled to October

Sea Otter Classic has been rescheduled to 1st-4th October 2020. The event was originally due to take place from 16th-19th April but has been postponed due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. Other than the date changes, the location and racing schedules for Sea Otter will remain “essentially the same”, said a statement …

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