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Phil Liggett’s CTC challenge ride may go nationwide

CTC director Kevin Mayne told BikeBiz.co.uk that the success of the Phil & Friends Challenge ride meant there was scope for more such rides in other parts of the country. 550 people rode the Peak District ride last weekend. But what was Phil Liggett riding?

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Grass Roots Heroes

Grass roots workers make a valuable contribution to expanding the market for cycles yet their efforts – paid or unpaid – are rarely praised. This article redresses the balance and gives credit where credit is due. Yet those interviewed below are just the tip of the ice-berg: cycling is awash with selfless acts of grass roots toil. But it’s not all selfless, for bicycle businesses there are clearly good, profit-centred reasons for getting your hands dirty at the grass roots level. This article explores the different motivations behind a wide variety of grass roots initiatives. A key factor shines out from all the interviews: pure, unadulterated enthusiasm. And it’s infectious.

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Phil & Friends ride attracts world champion and a Tour de France stage winner

Joining Phil Liggett at next weekend's challenge ride through the Peak District will be Yvonne McGregor, individual pursuit bronze medal winner in Sydney 2000 and World Champion in the same event two months later; and Brian Robinson, winner of a Tour de France stage in the 1960s. Some IBDs rode the event last year, more are needed...

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Setting-up as a distributor

So, you fancy being a distributor, huh? ANDREA KIRKBY evaluates the pros and cons, and guides you through the legal minefield between agency status, and sole or exclusive distributorships.

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Harrogate spy shots

It's the build-up day at the BAGB's International Cycle Convention. Here's a sneak peak of what's on offer...

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Business decision makers respond best to articles and ads in B2B publications

That’s the finding of new study commissioned by the Periodical Publishers Association and conducted by NFO WorldGroup. B2B publications are used regularly by 87 per cent of business decision-makers. But trade mag ads need to be more creative, says advertising director at drinks firm

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Mountain excitement? Or board stiff?

They’re offroad skateboards, carve like snowboards and one brand now comes equipped with Hope discs and other bike parts. They’ve been threatening to break through to the mainstream for years yet still sell in small numbers. But now, claim the evangelists, mountain boarding is on the verge of a massive take-off. Should the bike trade be getting excited?

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Tax and Refurbishment

Boost footfall by tarting up your shop. But how does the taxman treat the money you spend and how can you plan things in the most tax efficient way? By tax specialist RICHARD GARROD.

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UPDATED: Raleigh to cease UK assembly; move to new factory is shelved

280 assembly and factory jobs are to go. From 2003, Raleigh bikes will come in to the UK fully-assembled and sales will be handled from a Nottinghamshire distribution centre. 116 years of bike building in Nottingham comes to an end in December. Triumph Road is currently chocka with radio cars, photographers and camera crews...

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