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Laka launches new bike shop membership programme

Laka has launched a new bike shop membership programme, designed to provide retailers with the means, via plug-and-play online technology, to create their own customer membership programme. Laka’s Bike Shop Membership Programme is free to participating retailers who can register their interest via a dedicated page on the Laka website. …

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Top five jobs of the week – 4th June

The BikeBiz jobs board filled over 450 positions in 2020, and listings are still on the rise. Here’s our latest top five… Bicycle mechanic (Cambridge) – Hourbike Ltd Key responsibilities: – Overall maintenance of a fleet of circa 600 bikes – Performing inspections and triage – Use of the team …

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Vittoria partners with mountain bike race Etna Marathon

Vittoria has partnered with Etna Marathon, the mountain bike race on Mount Etna. As partner, the brand will contribute to the organisation of the event. This is a further ‘important step’ for Vittoria in the mountain bike landscape, it said, in addition to the recent partnerships with the UCI Mountain …

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Cycle Together scheme launches in Frome with support from Bike Rental Manager

Frome Town Council has launched a new initiative, Cycle Together, supported by Bike Rental Manager. Cycle Together allows people to borrow an e-bike plus essential cycling accessories for four weeks so that they can tackle Frome’s hills and improve their health whilst reducing pollution and congestion. The scheme is free …

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Big Bike Revival launches to give England’s cyclists “free MOT and service”

Cycling UK has today launched its Big Bike Revival in England, which aims to fix would-be cyclists’ bikes and get the country cycling. The Big Bike Revival will support new and returning cyclists in communities across England as it runs events across more than 300 centres, where people can turn …

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Evans celebrates 100 years by recreating model share from ‘golden age of cycling’

Evans Cycles recreated cycling’s ‘highest ever’ modal share on Sunday 30th May, with cyclists making up 41% of all road users near Blackfriars Bridge, London. Wishing to emulate the ‘golden age of cycling’ during its 100-year history where in 1949 cyclists made up 37% of all road users, the retailer …

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Strava introduces Group Challenges, revamps Mapping tools

Strava has announced two ‘huge’ updates with the introduction of Group Challenges and a revamp of the Mapping tools. New feature Group Challenges will provide the opportunity to recapture personal triumph by competing with and against fellow Strava athletes. Athletes will be able to choose a goal and create a competition …

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Independents’ Day UK campaign relaunches, public urged to “pledge a few pounds” to indie retailers

Independents’ Day UK is to culminate in a full weekend of celebrations highlighting Britain’s indie retailers, across Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th July. The campaign’s organisers are asking consumers to “pledge a few pounds” to independent retailers, by spending at indies across the weekend. Independents’ Day UK will be sponsored …

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Haven teams up with Halfords to offer holidaymakers access to bikes

UK holiday company Haven has joined forces with Halfords to offer holidaymakers access to 700 bikes at 11 of its coastal parks across the UK. The retailer’s mobile mechanics will also provide regular fleet assessments and bike maintenance throughout the season. “We’ve seen that when people are getting away for …

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Trek teams up with PRiDE OUT to create more cycling opportunities for LGBTQIA+ people in UK

Trek Bicycle has partnered with PRiDE OUT in an effort to bring greater diversity, equity and inclusion of the LGBTQIA+ community to cycling. The partnership aims to grow the reach and visibility of PRiDE OUT and PRiDE OUT rides in a number of ways that celebrate inclusivity and individuality. Trek …

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