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‘The Fastest Wrench’ competition returns for London Bike Show 2020

The Fastest Wrench competition is returning for the London Bike Show 2020, putting competitors’ bike mechanic efficiency to the test. It will run at the Cytech Workshop located at stand LB910, where expert mechanics will also be on hand to answer any technical queries. Competing against the clock, entrants need …

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Bentonville Bike Fest postponed because of COVID-19

The Bentonville Bike Fest has been postponed until 7th-9th August 2020, as a result of current COVID-19 health notices and travel restrictions. Organisers said they came to the consensus out of “caution for attendees’ health and safety”, after meeting with cycling professionals and sponsors. The event was due to take …

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Nominations open for 2020’s ‘100 Women in Cycling’

Cycling UK has launched its annual search for 100 Women in Cycling, to help inspire more women to cycle and close the gender gap. Latest figures suggest that in England, men made 2.5 times as many cycle trips as women and cycled 3.6 times as many miles. Cycling UK programme …

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TfL launches campaign to support women into cycling

TfL has marked International Women’s Day with a campaign to encourage more women to take up cycling. The Cycle Your City campaign will run throughout 2020 with a series of workshops and events and a programme of activity will be announced in May. Through the campaign, TfL will work with …

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Sea Otter Classic, Bespoked fall victim to coronavirus concerns

The 2020 iterations of both the Sea Otter Classic and Bespoked have fallen victim to concerns surrounding COVID-19. New dates for Sea Otter, which was due to take place from 16th-19th April, will be announced by the middle of next week, president and CEO Frank Yohannan said. The Bicycle Leadership …

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Top five jobs of the week – 6th March

The BikeBiz jobs board filled over 500 positions in 2019, and listings are still on the rise. Here’s our latest top five… Workshop mechanic – Swinnerton Cycles We are currently looking for a workshop mechanic ideally Cytech level 2/3 qualified and have some previous experience of EPOS Systems. As we …

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Exhibitor and visitor registration for Taipei Cycle+ now open

Exhibitor and visitor registration for Taipei Cycle+ and TaiSPO+ is now open. The show will take place at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 2, from 14th to 16th May, after being rescheduled due to the coronavirus. The special editions of these exhibitions will be held to support the cycling …

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Oxford’s dealer days see attendance up by 100% on 2019

Oxford Products hosted its cycle dealer days for a second time at the end of February, with dealers coming from all over the UK to visit the headquarters in Witney. Attendance increased by over 100% from 2019, with an extra day added to meet demand. Representatives from Oxford and third …

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Mountain Mayhem cancelled amid COVID-19 concerns

Organisers of Mountain Mayhem have cancelled the event, citing concerns of the coronavirus. The event was due to be held at Marston Lodge from 19th-21st June, but will now be postponed until 2021. Jill Greenfield, owner and organiser of Mountain Mayhem, said: “We always take out our insurance policy just …

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Round-up from Moore Large’s Geared 2020

Moore Large‘s Geared 2020 took place last week, with a host of brands including Forme, ETC, Reid, Sureshift, Tern, O’Neal, OnGuard, Lake, Alpina and more. This year’s show was a “massive success,” Moore Large said on its website, which thanked customers who were able to make the trip. The distributor …

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