BikeBiz top stories of the week

Cycle to Work, Halfords, Pinarello, Campag and Planet X all grab attention this week; plus a video from UK Handmade Bicycle Show featuring Feather Cycles
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1. Bike Commuters can now use Cycle to Work to buy 'safety equipment' without purchasing a bike in their request
No surprises in seeing this bit of news grabbed a fair bit of attention, with plenty of positive ramifications for the bicycle retail business.

2. Halfords take stock of Pinarello
The details of exactly which models Halfords will be stocking from Pinarello were revealed at the start of the week.

3. Planet X secures funding to expand
News of this funding boost from Barclays might have got other bike businesses wondering about the chances of securing similar funding for their own companies.

4. Halfords to stock fixes
The retailer continued to grab the headlines this week with its move into the world of fixes.

5. Campagnolo 80th anniversary collection revealed
The bicycle component veteran has released its lightest groupset to date, priced at a cool £2,599.

Other popular stories included news of the eagerly awaited SRAM G8 gearhub going into production and the winners of the 2013 NAHBS: Best in Show awards.

Speaking of handmade bikes, we'll leave you with this video passed to us by the Bespoked Bristol team PRing the upcoming UK handmade bicycle show. It stars Ricky Feather of Feather Cycles, himself an exhibitor at the show, talking about how he got into frame building.

Feather Cycles from Bespoked on Vimeo.

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