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Thousands of cyclists and walkers to take part in charity event

Thousands of cyclists and walkers across the UK will take part in Your Palace to Palace from 21st-27th September to raise funds for The Prince’s Trust. Supported by Delta Air Lines, it is a new event inspired by Palace to Palace, which has been the flagship challenge event for The …

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BikeFlights.com hires ECHOS Communications for PR and marketing

BikeFlights.com has hired ECHOS Communications for its PR and marketing services. Founded in 2009 to help fellow cyclists adventure with their bike, BikeFlights.com has helped over 800,000 customers ship bikes for travel and e-commerce. “We’re incredibly excited to be working with ECHOS and know that its expertise will be a …

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Freeride bolsters senior leadership team with Foy appointment

Freeride has bolstered its senior leadership team with the appointment of Tom Foy as partner. Having held senior positions at agencies including Weber Shandwick, Edelman and WPP, working with brands including Red Bull, Aston Martin and Microsoft, he will spearhead the development of Freeride’s business offering, client services and creative …

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IAA to focus on bicycles for 2021 event in Munich

The IAA is coming to Munich in September 2021 and, for the first time, will focus on bicycles. Tobias Gröber, executive director, business unit consumer goods at Messe München, and Dr Martin Koers, VDA managing director, Association of the Automotive Industry, discuss the plans, goals and ideas that are to …

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IRC partners with BookAShop to rebuild shoppers’ confidence

The Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC) has partnered with BookAShop in order to rebuild shoppers’ confidence. In the short-term, the booking service app will facilitate reopening strategies and social distancing measures while ensuring the safety of both customers and staff. It is designed for retailers of all sizes and locations and …

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ZyroFisher appoints Rob Haycock as CEO

ZyroFisher has appointed Rob Haycock as its new CEO. “Since the position became vacant last year an extensive search process has been carried out and the result is a great fit between Rob, the business and the industry,” said James Browning, chairman of ZyroFisher. “Rob will work alongside the existing …

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E-bikes stolen from Huddersfield bike shop

Detectives in Kirklees are appealing for information after a burglary at Earnshaws Superbikes on Manchester Road, Huddersfield, in the early hours of Friday morning. Two suspects stole two electric bikes: a 2018 Lapierre 627 AMI, black and green, and a 2020 KTM Macina Kapoho 2971, orange and black. One of …

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Shift Active Media appoints Bolton as PR manager

Shift Active Media has appointed Laura Bolton as PR manager. The role will see her manage the global public relations for a selection of Shift’s clients, including Continental, Look, Selle Royal and World Bicycle Relief. She has joined the team remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Despite the unorthodox start to the …

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Welsh Cycling welcomes Busby as official incident detection partner

Busby is now Welsh Cycling’s official incident detection partner. Launched in 2019, Busby is a safety app with features including incident detections, incident prevention and near-miss reporting. The app is free to download on either the Google Play or Apple store. “Our partnership with Welsh Cycling is a big leap …

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Former Rutland Cycling CEO David Middlemiss to join BA to develop IBD engagement

The BA has recruited former Rutland Cycling CEO David Middlemiss. Joining the team from 1st September, Middlemiss will support the ongoing work at the BA to engage the retail sector in its advocacy programme to grow the cycling market, primarily by developing IBD engagement in the organisation’s flagship programmes – …

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