Issue 41 leads with a look at the MET Office’s prediction for a warm summer and how it will effect trade.
In the news, BikeBiz gives an update on CEN standard progress, looks at the opportunities Bike Week brings for retailers, visits the UK launch of Taga – a folding bike/pushchair aimed at parents who cycle – and we also have the latest on the Saracen range’s progress.
Features begin with Colin Rees’ thoughts on sales training in Chain Reaction. This is followed by an article discussing the perks of sponsoring talent.
Deeper into the magazine you’ll find several perspectives on the Cycle to Work scheme, which has been running a full ten years.
Weldtite are one of the brands in focus this month. Jonathon Harker speaks to Chris Jenkinson about the firms 70 years in business.
A first for BikeBiz, we introduce a mystery shopper to a UK town. Is your shop featured and how did your staff perform…
Carlton Reid takes and in depth look at ‘Cyclepoint’ – rail services getting into bicycle retail – on page 29.
This is shortly followed by a few words from Raleigh MD Mark Gouldthrop, before Reid speaks to the ACT’s Mark Brown about the Bike Hub levy on page 33.
The Retail Only section begins on page 37 with Mark Sutton’s comment, followed by a store profile with Cycledealia, a feature documenting a variety of the market’s latest complete bikes, followed by a look at EPOS software.
As ever, the magazine concludes with a round up of some of the month’s most exciting product revelations and our regular columnist – Spokesman.
Enjoy and sell lots of bikes.