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Live updates: COVID-19 and its impact on the cycling industry

The outbreak of COVID-19 has already sent shockwaves through our industry. As we weather the storm, BikeBiz will keep you updated with all the latest updates from the trade. Bike shops can remain open in the UK after prime minister Boris Johnson announced on 23rd March that all “non-essential” shops …

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The mental health benefits of cycling

By Edward Pegram, business manager, Cycle to Work at Raleigh UK All too often in this fast-paced modern world, it’s easy to forget the important things in our lives – our friends, our family and our health. If we all take one thing from this pandemic, it’s that time is …

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E-scooters: A matter of when, not if

Pure Scooters recently rebranded to encompass all e-mobility solutions, including e-bikes. James Groves sits down with CEO Adam Norris and international managing director Peter Kimberley – now of Pure Electric – to find out more about how this flourishing trend could fuse with the cycle industry

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How to set yourself apart from the rest

In 2019, Backyard Bike Shop was awarded the BikeBiz Award for Best Independent Bike Dealer, sponsored by Citrus-Lime. Owner Nic Vieri shares his shop’s story along with some best practice...

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How have bike shops responded to COVID-19? Pennine Cycles, Balfe’s Bikes

The current retail environment and the struggling high street has been well reported for a long time – with many figures pointing to a bleak picture for bricks and mortar stores in the UK. 2019 was described as the “worst year on record for retail” by the BRC, with total …

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How cycling could help cure the UK’s boredom crisis

With the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the nation is suddenly finding itself spending a lot more time indoors. And now that all gyms — and a huge number of parks and gardens — are closed to the public, the question has to be asked: how are we going to stay fit? …

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How have bike shops responded to COVID-19? Dave Mellor Cycles

The current retail environment and the struggling high street has been well reported for a long time – with many figures pointing to a bleak picture for bricks and mortar stores in the UK. 2019 was described as the “worst year on record for retail” by the BRC, with total …

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Why cycling is good for you during the COVID-19 pandemic

Now that everyone is doing their best to stick to social distancing, another important aspect is often forgotten: adequate exercise. Adequate exercise improves your body’s immune system and thus protects you better against COVID-19. But now that the gyms are closed and outdoor sports in groups are no longer possible, …

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