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Best Small Shops 2020 relaunched with new COVID-19 innovation category

The Independent Retailers’ Confederation (IRC) has announced a special category in its search to find Britain’s Best Small Shop of 2020. The Best Small Shops Competition relaunched post lockdown on Independents’ Day, Saturday 4th July, celebrating the return of indie retail to UK high streets and shopping parades. The judges …

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HYPE Merseyside loans 186 bikes to NHS workers

HYPE Merseyside has loaned 186 bikes to NHS workers supporting the fight against COVID-19, following the launch of its #BikesForNHS campaign in April. The organisation, which focuses on getting people involved in cycling, has also seen 67 unwanted bikes donated by the public and is still appealing for more so …

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Top five jobs of the week – 3rd July

The BikeBiz jobs board filled over 500 positions in 2019, and listings are still on the rise. Here’s our latest top five… Sales and web assistant – Hotlines The sales and web assistant role is responsible for preparing, presenting and analysing information from sales, stock management and customer database areas. …

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Insync to celebrate vital role of bike shops on Independents’ Day UK

Insync is championing the vital work of bike shops to mark Independents’ Day UK, 4th July. The brand, owned by India-based Hero Cycles, is celebrating the service provided by its network of local bike shops, which has proved invaluable during the pandemic. Independents’ Day UK is a campaign that exists …

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e-Cargobikes.com wins climate award

e-Cargobikes.com has won the Ashden Award for Clean Air in UK Towns and Cities, supported by HSBC. Ashden spotlights and supports climate and energy innovators around the world – including businesses, non-profits and public sector organisations which are delivering proven, ready-to-scale climate solutions. e-Cargobikes.com was among 11 winners at the …

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Chris Atkins joins Muc-Off as trade marketing manager

Chris Atkins has joined the Muc-Off team in a newly appointed role of trade marketing manager. Starting out in the cycling industry at just 15 where he carried out work experience at the local bike shop, Atkins brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the team. Having spent 17 …

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Sea Otter Classic 2020 cancelled, virtual experience planned

Sea Otter Classic 2020, scheduled for 1st-4th October, has now been cancelled. The event was originally due to take place from 16th-19th April but was postponed due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. The Bicycle Leadership Conference has now also been cancelled. “After frequent discussions with Monterey County health officials, it has …

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Bruce Sandell joins RGT Cycling as consultant commercial director

RGT Cycling has added Bruce Sandell to its team. Formerly managing director and founder of Gruppo Media, owners of the Rouleur Classic, print magazine Rouleur and its online companion, Sandell joins RGT Cycling as consultant commercial director to work across business strategy, development and partnerships, as the platform continues to …

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Extra UK announces Topeak, BikePark Wales partnership

Extra UK has announced a new partnership between Topeak and BikePark Wales from July. As part of the agreement, there will be Topeak-branded tool stations in three locations around the park – one at the pickup point, one at the summit of the mountain, and one at the visitor centre. …

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LEVA-EU urges European Commission to match green transport rhetoric with action on LEVs

LEVA-EU has said the European Commission ‘cannot continue to ignore a key barrier to growth for the LEV market’, following its decision to carry out another study into LEVs. LEVA-EU wrote to the EC calling for ‘urgent’ legislative change for LEVs centring on the technical legislation for L-category vehicles – …

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