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Local Bike Shop Day to focus on getting people back to work and school this autumn

Keeping the nation cycling into autumn and getting kids cycling to school will be two of the key themes for this year’s Local Bike Shop Day, organisers have said. Cycling levels during lockdown rose by up to 300% on some days and the Government is offering Fix Your Bike vouchers …

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Cycling UK appoints Sarah Mitchell as chief executive

Cycling UK has appointed Sarah Mitchell as its new chief executive. She is due to take over from interim chief executive, Pete Fitzboydon, in October. Fitzboydon was appointed in April after the departure of Paul Tuohy, who’d been at the helm with Cycling UK for five years. “I am thrilled …

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Continental is now headline sponsor of gravel challenge Orbit360

Continental is now the headline sponsor of Germany’s first gravel challenge Orbit360. The challenge series has 16 routes, one for each state in Germany. The rides range in distance from 212km to 323km, and elevation gain between 730hm to 4,580hm. Entrants can upload their completed ride, which must be finished …

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Only 10% of cyclists think UK Government takes road safety seriously

A new study has revealed the top ten UK cities where cyclists feel their safety is most at risk, with Cardiff topping the table followed by Leeds and Birmingham. By contrast, Cambridge, Bristol and Edinburgh were deemed amongst the safest places to cycle in the UK. Overall, however, just 17% …

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Evans Cycles opens new Leicester store

Evans Cycles has today announced the opening of its brand new Leicester store. With over 11,500 square feet, the new store will stock over 300 bikes for customers to see in person as well as the latest products from brands like Trek, Specialised, Cannondale, Brompton, Pinnacle, Raleigh, Castelli, GORE, FOX …

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Over 450 exhibitor brands expected at Eurobike 2020

Over 450 exhibitor brands and 10,000 trade visitors and media representatives are expected at the special edition Eurobike 2020, taking place from 24th-26th November. Despite fears otherwise, the COVID-19 restrictions remain ‘relatively moderate’ and there are no barriers to a successful Eurobike as far as authorisation is concerned. In accordance …

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More cycling “essential” to success of EU Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy

European cycling associations ECF, CONEBI, and CIE have taken part in the public consultation on the roadmap for the European Strategy for Sustainable and Smart Mobility initiative to emphasise the “essential role” cycling must play in achieving its objectives. The strategy is part of the European Green Deal, which aims …

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Messingschlager strengthens e-mobility sector with Heymanns appointment

Messingschlager has increased personnel in the e-mobility sector with the employment of Christian Heymanns. With Heymanns onboard, Messingschlager is aiming to expand its involvement in the e-mobility sector, with the appropriate resources. Heymanns has previously worked for four years as a product manager at MTS. As a trained technical specialist, …

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Top five jobs of the week – 31st 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 agent(s) – ArmaUrto Limited Owing to increased expansion, ArmaUrto is looking for sales agent(s) to represent the brand, selling its cutting edge and market-leading protective cycle apparel …

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Brompton World Challenge launches

The Brompton World Challenge, a virtual event in partnership with Prudential RideLondon, has been launched. Brompton has been working behind the scenes with Prudential RideLondon to create a challenge within its recently announced virtual My Prudential RideLondon event, specifically for Brompton owners. Over the weekend of 15th-16th August, Brompton owners …

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