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Pinarello announces key appointments to accelerate brand’s development

Fausto Pinarello, together with majority shareholder L Catterton, has announced key investments in top management, creating an organisational structure designed to ‘boost growth initiatives and accelerate the brand’s development’. In recent months the team has added several key roles, including Maurizio Bellin, chief of operations, Federico Sbrissa, chief marketing officer, …

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Sea Otter Classic 2021 now taking place in October

Sea Otter Classic has moved the dates of the 2021 event from May to October. After recent discussions with health and permitting officials, we’ve determined we will not be able to conduct an event in May,” said a statement. “Sea Otter Classic will be held October 7th-10th 2021. “We’re excited …

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Bike Friendly Business scheme in West Yorkshire to continue this year

Organisations across West Yorkshire can continue to gain access to direct support and funding to become more bike-friendly employers in 2021. A shift to more active forms of travel has been a key part of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, funding aimed at boosting …

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Danny Hart signs with new Cube Factory Racing Team

Cube has levelled up its mountain bike sponsorship with the signing of Danny Hart and a dedicated downhill Factory Racing team. Starting in 2021, Hart will ride for the Cube Factory Racing team under a long-term contract. “I’m stoked on the new team and the bike,” he said.  “The first …

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Pure Electric calls on Government to fund £50 million-a-year ‘Cycle in Retirement’ scheme

Pure Electric has called on the Government to encourage over 65s to get back in the saddle through a new, nationwide ‘Cycle in Retirement’ scheme. Under the plans, retired Brits would be given a 20% discount on a new bike or e-bike of their choice through a voucher scheme linked …

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Bike repair workshop Handlebars opens new branch in Hyde Park

Bike repair workshop Handlebars has opened its latest branch at Hyde Park. Since opening its first workshop this time last year, the London-based startup now has four branches: Monument & Bank, Islington, Shoreditch and Hyde Park, with several more planned for later in the year. All services can be booked …

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Knaap Bikes teams up with Coca Cola for Coke Energy drink launch in the Netherlands

Knaap Bikes has teamed up with Coca Cola to launch the new Coke Energy drink in the Netherlands. The collaboration hit the streets of all major cities across the Netherlands, giving people the chance to try the new drink while also seeing the Coke Energy branded Knaap bikes on display. …

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Moots Cycles celebrating 40th anniversary this year

Moots is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with plans to roll out commemorative frame features, merchandise and content. Every frame that is built or ordered during 2021 will be delivered with a commemorative head badge, designed in house and featuring the Mr Moots alligator. To further celebrate its 40th …

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Top five jobs of the week – 8th January

The BikeBiz jobs board filled over 500 positions in 2019, and listings are still on the rise. Here’s our latest top five… Digital content manager – Windwave The role: B2B/C marketing and website optimisation with a social media focus and creating content for marketing. A focus to sharing in-depth knowledge …

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Greater Anglia donates more than 300 abandoned bikes to Re-Cycle

Greater Anglia has donated more than 300 bicycles to Re-Cycle, a charity which takes used bicycles and ships them to rural communities in Africa. The cycles were all abandoned and had been left at stations across the Greater Anglia network. Throughout 2020, the train operator carried out cycle tagging exercises, …

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