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Vélo Birmingham and Midlands cancels 2020 event and refuses participant refunds

The Vélo Birmingham and Midlands 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In a statement, organisers said refunding participant entry fees is “not something our business could absorb”. “In addition to losing our forecast revenue for the next three months, over the last 10 months we have already …

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Evans Cycles London e-Bike Festival postponed due to COVID-19

The Evans Cycles London e-Bike Festival has been postponed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Upper Street Events has said it is working with Battersea Evolution to reschedule the event, which had been due to take place in May. It follows the London Bike Show, Taipei Cycle, Sea Otter Classic, Bespoked, Mountain Mayhem and the NAHBS …

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2020 Ebike Summit rescheduled to September

The 2020 Ebike Summit has been rescheduled to 8th September, in line with Government policy regarding COVID-19. All bookings will be carried forward to this new date, organisers have said. The event had been due to take place on 16th April at Wolfson College, Oxford University. The London Bike Show, Taipei …

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Top five jobs of the week – 20th March

The BikeBiz jobs board filled over 500 positions in 2019, and listings are still on the rise. Here’s our latest top five… Sales advisor – Pinarello The role of sales advisor is part of the store team, providing an excellent standard of customer service and creating an environment that customers …

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Winners of 2020 UK Outdoor Industry Awards announced

The winners of the 2020 UK Outdoor Industry Awards have been announced at the Outdoor Industries Association’s annual conference and AGM. This year’s awards saw 120 products being entered for the ten different categories. The 120 products entered were on display to 990 trade visitors in July 2019 at the …

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Coronavirus disruption sees 2020 Taipei Cycle cancelled

The Taipei Cycle Show has now been cancelled, following the decision to move the show to 14th-16th May due to COVID-19. The London Bike Show, Sea Otter Classic, Bespoked, Mountain Mayhem and the NAHBS have also been postponed or cancelled in 2020 over concerns of the coronavirus. “Due to the latest developments of the …

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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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