Weekly news roundup - BikeBiz
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BikeBiz brings you all of the latest cutting-edge cycling industry news as it develops. The site is populated with in-depth features on a daily basis; to ensure that you’re kept completely up-to-date we present to you seven stories that you may have missed from the last seven days.

1. ATG moves to Oxford
ATG Training is moving from its long-time base in Aylesbury to a new, purpose-built workshop in Oxford. The Cytech-training provider was founded as the Aylesbury Training Group.

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2. eBay should insist on frame numbers when listing bikes, says new petition
A cycle security marking firm has started a petition aimed to get eBay and other online sellers of pre-owned bikes to include frame numbers.
This would aid security, believes Matthew Rice of Scotland's Veloeye.

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3. Vista Outdoor to sell cycling portfolio
Following a sharp decrease in profits and an industry boycott over issues surrounding gun ownership in the US, Vista Outdoor has announced that it will look to sell its cycling portfolio.

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4. The big interview: Raleigh’s Pippa Wibberley
As a reader of BikeBiz, there’s a good chance your initial introduction into the world of cycling was with a Raleigh bike. Established as one of the UK’s largest cycling brands, Raleigh is also a key distributor, offering a tightly curated and considered range of products. Kieran Howells sat down with managing director Pippa Wibberley to better understand her vision for the brand, and what Raleigh represents in 2018.

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5. Cycling and motor titans team on historic new cycle-centric board
Tome, Trek and Ford Motor Co. recently announced the formation of the Bicycle-to-Vehicle Executive Advisory Board at the Places for Bikes Conference. The new ‘B2V’ board has stated its aims to “leverage the expertise of cycling and automotive leaders to bridge the gaps between groups by creating cross-industry safety standards.”

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6. Why disruption eats innovation for breakfast
Of all the tired corporate clichés out there, ‘disruption’ is up there with the best. It’s used when we want to emphasise another cliché: ‘innovation’," says Knog's Sam Moore. "The distinction between these two meanings is actually quite useful when not bumbling out of the mouth, or off the pen, of try-hard marketing types like myself. So, let’s look at what they mean and why it matters."

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7. Commission confirms registration for Chinese e-bike imports
The European Commission has confirmed that as of 4th May, EU customs’ authorities will start to register the import of cycles, with pedal assistance, with an auxiliary electric motor, currently falling within CN codes 8711 60 10 and ex 8711 60 90 (TARIC code 8711 60 90 10) and originating in the People’s Republic of China.

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