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First Cyclelife store opens

In the current print magazine the lead news story is about the new Cyclelife retail concept from Raleigh. The first store opened in Dundee this morning and BikeBiz was there to see the ribbon cut

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Safe Routes to School take off

In some ways Safe Routes to School are a surreptious way of getting safe cycle routes for everybody because any route to a school will have to follow normal urban roads and paths. Few motorists complain about making roads safer for children around schools and its only later they discover huge swathes of their roads have been traffic-calmed and painted green!

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Rates rip-off: the answer

In a mailout to ACT members, the ACT warn IBDs not to use cowboy rates-reduction outfits who promise the earth but have contracts "with more loopholes than a macramé curtain so be warned and beware". However no alternative was given. We have one...

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Buyers beware, warns car equivalent of the ACT

Car showrooms are running scared. The number of websites selling cars on the cheap is growing by the week. However, in an attempt to warn consumers that a car dealer is still the best place to buy a new car, the Retail Motor Industry Federation has sent out a combatitive press release. So? Well, BikeBiz.co.uk doesn't give a hoot about car dealers per se but the RMI's stance is one that has relevance to any trade threatened by 'pure play' internet retailers. Can the bike trade get the same message across? "Best to buy from independent bike shops...here's why..."

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Raleigh and QXL.com

Theres a two page interview with Jim Rose in our April mag (due out tomorrow). Rose is the CEO of QXL.com, the auction site. In this interview (also available elsewhere on this site) Rose waxes lyrical about securing Raleigh bikes for sale. Today we were told that Raleigh has ceased to supply QXL...

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