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Overarching European cycling advocacy org to be created

The leaders of the Cycling Industry Club are to form a new body, Cycling Industries Europe which will be operated separately from the European Cyclists’ Federation. It will be backed by Accell, PON, Shimano and other companies, and will be led by Cycling Industry Club’s Kevin Mayne and and CEO …

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12-year-old cycling industry podcast airs look-back episode

The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast was first broadcast in August 2006 and, at the weekend, it aired its 200th episode. Co-hosted by Carlton Reid. the celebratory episode features audio from guests the show has interviewed over the years, including rider Jen Voigt, who explained his "shut up legs" epithet. The …

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UK-specific Vielo now sells through bike shops in California and Belgium

Father and son Ian and Trevor Hughes launched road bike brand Vielo in January, initially via twelve high-end British bike shops. The brand’s gravel bike – the V+1 – is now also available in bike shops in California and Belgium. Via their company Vielo Sports the pair were formerly the …

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COREbike in pictures pt.2

Yesterday we revealed a gallery from the recent COREbike show, which took place from Sunday, January 21 to Tuesday 23 at Whittlebury Hall. The 2018 edition of the show was a resounding success, with brands from major distributors including ZyroFisher, Extra and Moore Large praising both the high turnout and …

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Halfords reports eight per cent lift in cycle sales in run-up to Christmas

Halfords had a good Christmas. Sales in its cycle division were up by 7.8 percent in the 15-week period to 12 January 2018. However, the financial outlook remains "subdued", said a company statement. CFO Jonny Mason said: "We achieved record sales for Black Friday and Christmas thanks to great planning …

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Last call for COREbike registration!

This is the final call for registrations to attend the COREbike show this weekend. Registrations close at 9am this morning. If you have already applied then your passes will be available to you at the entrance. If you haven’t already registered then use the button below to put in for …

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Dockless bike-share boom: the operators speak

Dockless bike-share is booming – why and for how long? Listen to what the operators have to say in the Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable podcast. BikeBiz editor-at-large Carlton Reid spoke to Antonia Roberts of bike share industry org BikePlus; Tom McGovern of Urbo; Joseph Seal-Driver of Ofo; and Steve Pyer of Mobike. Here’s …

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BikeBiz prides itself on some key points. Our monthly print magazine – if you don’t receive a print copy of BikeBiz, it’s free and can be sent straight to your door – is full to the brim with in-depth analysis, useful insight into some of the biggest, most prestigious names …

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Bike tech displayed at CES Las Vegas by Italian innovations incubator

Italian innovations incubator e-Novia is displaying six products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, two of them bike-related. Both have been seen on Pinarello bikes at Grand Tours in 2017, but have yet to be commercialised. One is a suspension system that is said to be operate via "artificial intelligence" …

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Brompton rides tall on increased sales and profits

The latest accounts for Brompton Bicycle shows a 15 percent rise in sales for the iconic UK manufacturer, and with pre-tax profits increasing to £2.54m. To the year ended March 2017, Brompton had a turnover of £32.6m, an increase over the 2016 figure of £28.4m. The profit in 2016 had …

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