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Tandem believes Dawes can be made profitable within a year

“We’re going to make sure we make money from it,” Tandem’s Paul Vicary told bikebiz.co.uk today. Dawes had been losing money for some time and had been on the market since last year. Many UK cycle companies sniffed around the Dawes plant, but only Tandem believed they could rescue the business

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FMD costs outdoor sector £30m. And rising.

The Outdoor Industries Association has carried out another survey of its 300+ members. This showed that four in five businesses trading in the outdoor leisure sector saw significant reductions in turnover during April

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Everybody instore need CRM drummed into them

Customer Relationship Management (CRM in buzz-speak0 is cheap to buy, but expensive to repair. In this salutary tale LES WOODLAND tells the story of a bike shop that lost a customer for good. A customer with a loud mouth...

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Outdoor org gets proactive

The Outdoor Industries Association (formerly COLA) is in letter writing and press release mode in order to get its members higher up the political agenda

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Open up the coffers, Gordon

Farmers arent the only ones who should get FMD compensation from the Government. Bike businesses, along with hotels, B&Bs, youth hostels, bunkhouses, yachting shops, camping shops, angling shops, and all the rest, should start quantifying their losses right now. The Foot and Mouth problem is going to wipe out a lot of sales for a lot of businesses right through until mid-summer

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Lids on kids vid gets nasty

BHIT, the helmet charity, is accused of using scare tactics in a new video to encourage children to wear cycle helmets. Is portraying cycling as a dangerous activity more likely to stop kids cycling rather than make them don head protection?

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Pryde comes before a fall

Were the biggest f*cking publisher of bicycle magazines in the UK yet we didnt merit a f*cking mention in your piece on UK bike magazines in Bicycle Retailer and Industry News? Do you call that journalism? Im f*cking staggered!

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Worldwide sales down at Derby

Here's the raw SEC filing for Derby Cycle Corporation. Once tidied up, I'll be posting the newsworthy stuff on the main site, but the full report will only be available here.

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