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The Sufferfest launches new ‘Half Monty’ fitness test

The Sufferfest and Wahoo have unveiled a “revolutionary” new ramp-style fitness test, dubbed Half Monty. The test has been developed and refined over the past year to give athletes a less-demanding testing protocol that provides insight into their fitness, allowing more efficient training and the ability to more easily evaluate …

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Bikes stolen from NHS workers in “despicable” series of thefts

Police are appealing for information after receiving reports of stolen bikes from NHS staff in Stevenage. Lister Hospital staff have reported four thefts in the past week. Lister Hospital PCSO Ron Treadwell said: “Stealing a bike in itself is bad enough, but to steal from an NHS worker in these …

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ACT offers guidance on COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme

The ACT is offering guidance to IBDs regarding the COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme. The new scheme, launched this week, applies to those who have put their employees on furlough as a result of the outbreak. Before you make a claim Before you apply you need to check that both you …

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REVEAL digital media conference “gains momentum”, winter session announced

More than 200 journalists have registered for REVEAL, a live-streaming global media conference taking place from 29th-30th April. ECHOS partnered with agencies OutsidePR and Exact Change to produce the conference and anticipates that interest will continue to grow. A winter session has also been announced. “REVEAL is designed as a …

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Top five jobs of the week – 17th April

The BikeBiz jobs board filled over 500 positions in 2019, and listings are still on the rise. Here’s our latest top five… Bike workshop and retail coordinator – Greener Kirkcaldy Greener Kirkcaldy is starting up a new social enterprise project – a community bike shop offering bike servicing and repairs, …

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Cycling UK launches fundraising campaign to keep key health and social care workers cycling

Cycling UK is launching a fundraising appeal to keep health and social care key workers cycling through the COVID-19 crisis. More than 1,000 NHS frontline workers have already signed up for free Cycling UK membership when it was launched at the beginning of April, providing them with third-party insurance cover …

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Bianchi becomes official sponsor of Giro d’Italia

Bianchi is the new official sponsor and exclusive bike brand of the Giro d’Italia. The three-year agreement between Bianchi and RCS Sports also includes the UAE Tour, Il Lombardia, the Gran Fondo Il Lombardia and from 2021, the Strade Bianche. As part of the agreement with RCS Sport, Bianchi will supply the bikes …

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Cycling Industries Europe to host virtual summit this month

Cycling Industries Europe (CIE) is hosting its 2020 virtual summit on 28th April. The digital event, taking place from 14:30 to 17:00 CEST, will champion cycling as the way forward for “post-COVID-19 cities”. “During the Coronavirus outbreak, cycling has showed all the resilience that makes it the transport and health …

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Thok to give away customised MIG to raise money for charity

Thok is giving away a customised ‘Loris Capirossi’ MIG in support of the Green Cross of Rivoli and Rosta. The e-bike will be drawn from those who make a donation to the Green Cross through the Wishraiser platform. The MIG will be supplied to the winner in their chosen size. “Piedmont is …

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Online map launched to help key workers find cycle-related offers

Sustrans has created the Cycles for Key Workers map to make cycling easier for NHS staff and other key workers amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The online map shows offers on bike purchasing and hire, equipment, repairs and maintenance available to key workers in their local area. It also lists bike …

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