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Bikes worth £1,500+ ‘most popular’ item added to home insurance after Christmas, says Admiral

Admiral Home insurance has revealed that bikes worth more than £1,500, on average, were the most popular items added to home insurance policies at the beginning of this year. Comparing Admiral’s policy data from 2018 to 2020, bikes have grown in popularity, overtaking jewellery which used to be the most …

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Isla Rowntree steps back from Islabikes after 15 years

Isla Rowntree has stepped back from her role at the head of Islabikes, the Ludlow-based company she launched in 2006. Rowntree’s first employee Tim Goodall has taken over as managing director and will shortly become the majority owner of Islabikes, with Rowntree retaining the remaining shares. Rowntree and Goodall first …

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Small retailers urged to apply for this year’s Small Awards

Small firms are being urged not to miss the deadline for this year’s Small Awards, a nationwide search for the smallest and greatest firms in the UK, across all sectors. Launched in 2017 by Small Business Britain, the annual awards have 11 categories ranging from longstanding family businesses and innovation-led …

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Pirelli signs with BMC for 2021 and becomes technical partner of AG2R Citroën

Pirelli has partnered with AG2R Citroën. The agreement, signed with Swiss bike brand BMC, will see the World Tour team, as well as the Under 23 team, ride Teammachine SLR01 and Timemachine Road 01 bikes equipped with Pirelli’s top road tyre technology: the new P Zero in both TLR and …

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Taipei Cycle physical show postponed, online event still on track for March

Taipei Cycle’s physical show has been postponed due to concerns about spreading COVID-19 infections. The Taipei Cycle Show was set to be the first ‘hybrid’ show in the bike and sports industry this year, with a virtual show taking place and interacting with an online show at TaiNEX Hall 1 …

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Nukeproof appoints Katie Wooster as marketing assistant

Nukeproof has welcomed Katie Wooster in a newly created role of marketing assistant. Wooster joins as a passionate mountain biker having lived in Whistler for two years. With a degree in marketing and coming from an action sports background, she has a ‘great understanding’ of the passionate audience Nukeproof appeals …

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Bafang’s Jack Brandsen set to depart company

Jack Brandsen is set to depart Bafang on 31st March after a six-year tenure at the helm of its European headquarters in Wijchen, The Netherlands. He joined Bafang Electric Motor Science Technology B.V. in 2014, where he built up a strong team of service, sales and administration specialists. The company …

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Sidi partners with Tao Geoghegan Hart

Tao Geoghegan Hart is to wear Sidi shoes for the 2021 season. He will kick off his racing calendar at Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var 19th February, where he intends to compete for the general classification. He will also make his Tour de France debut this summer as …

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Lime, Pedal Me partner to give Londoners free rides for vaccine appointments

Lime is partnering with e-cargo and passenger bike service Pedal Me to give Londoners free rides to and from their COVID jabs. The Ride to Recovery initiative, which forms part of the £1 million investment in Lime Aid and Access in the UK, will see Londoners given a code for …

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Top five jobs of the week – 5th February

The BikeBiz jobs board filled over 450 positions in 2020, and listings are still on the rise. Here’s our latest top five… Warehouse and mail-order assistant – Stif Mountain Bikes Stif Mountain Bikes is looking for a hard-working and enthusiastic warehouse and mail-order assistant to join us at our HQ. …

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