BikeBiz top stories this week

Bike thieves, Raleigh, a suit messenger bag for cyclists, the yellow jersey, takeovers, the Bike and Tri Show, plus videos from Team Sky and Chris Akrigg
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1. Bike thieves fail to fool Moore Large
Moore Large's brush with bike thieves last week – and warning to other cycle businesses to be on their guard against similar ploys – earned attention from the trade this week.

2. Raleigh is a 'Superbrand'
The UK's most famous cycle brand got the stamp of approval from the annual Superbrand survey – the only cycle brand on the list of household names.

3. Cyclists' suit messenger bag goes public at tri show
This clever invention could prove a boon to the cycle commuter market, promising to keep suits crease free while being carried around by bicycle.

4. From the publisher of Wild Swimming comes Lost Lanes
We were quick to the news of this new book from The Bike Show's Jack Thurston. The book, from the publisher of the best-selling Wild Swimming, covers the forgotten lanes of south east England.

5. Le Coq Sportif reveals yellow jersey for 100th Tour de France
The 2013 Maillot Jaune has reflective features – the grand finish will be taking place at night for the first time – and pays tribute to Henri Desgrange, founder of the Tour de France.

6. Advanced Velo designs takes over Mike Burrow's Windcheetah
The recumbent bicycle label from the designer of Chris Boardman's '96 Olympic medal winning ride has been sold on to Advanced Velo Designs, re-locating production in the process.

Unsurprisingly, the ambitious plans for cycling in London – in the form of Andrew Gilligan and Boris Johnson's billion pound pledge – was still a very popular story, possibly through people checking that they hadn't dreamt it. Our write up of the debut Bike and Tri show also earned plenty of clicks.

This week also saw a number of videos arrive in BikeBiz's inbox, including this one celebrating the return of Chris Akrigg after spectacularly breaking his leg in April 2011 and then again just over a year later:

Akrigg Rides Again from chris akrigg on Vimeo.

There's also this one on the move of the Brompton World Championship to Goodwood Motor Circuit.

Finally, Team Sky shared its training footage for the spring Classics.

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