Tag Archives: Data

Inner tubes sales ‘up 1,800%’

New data from e-commerce platform RedBrain.com has revealed what the UK has been searching for and buying during the last three months. It found that inner tubes sales were up 1,800%, searches for bicycles were up 500%, searches and sales of saddles were up 300% and bike tools sales were …

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Cycling Insight: Strava

This week, Cycling Insight has examined Strava’s search interest, funding and app downloads The search term ‘Strava’ has kept a consistent interest pattern ranging between 20-50. The drop occurred during in the winter months. The monthly search volume averages around 150,000 – 200,000 a month in the UK, but this …

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Bikepacking trends over the past five years

Cycling Insight has shared bikepacking search trends over the past five years. The search term ‘bikepacking’ has been gaining momentum, it said, with search interest peaking during COVID-19. With the past few months aside, the term has had around a 100% increase from 2016-2020. Currently, the term ‘bikepacking’ receives on …

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Sigma Sports launches new e-commerce site, reports sales surge in April

Sigma Sports has introduced a new website, aiming to bring an improved shopping experience to customers. The updated design offers simplified navigation menus and checkout as well as detailed product gallery features. In addition, shoppers will have the chance to speak with expert store staff through live chat and video …

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17% of commuters ‘more likely to cycle to work’ after COVID-19

An ICM poll for Shand Cycles has that found that 17% of commuters are more likely to cycle to work following the COVID-19 outbreak. If that trend were mapped across the country’s 32 million commuters, it would lead to five and a half million people taking to their bikes. The …

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E-bike use ‘could cut car emissions by up to 50%’

E-bikes could cut car carbon dioxide emissions in England by up to 50% if used to replace car travel, University of Leeds researchers from the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS) have found. This equates to about 30 million tonnes per year, researchers said. Even replacing just 20% …

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Are we slowing losing interest in cycling events?

Cycling Insight has shared search trends into bike shows and sportives over the past eight years. In this time, there has been a gradual decline in interest for bike shows, it said. The London Bike Show peaked in 2013 for search interest and in 2019 it was 70% lower. This …

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Cycling Insight shares e-bike trends over past five years

Newly-launched research company Cycling Insight has shared e-bike trends over the past five years, and how they compare to other bike sales. The five-year average search trend for electric bikes is 35/100 but in the last 12 months, the average is 57% higher at 55. E-bikes as a category are …

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36% of drivers will “walk, cycle or run more” after lockdown

36% of drivers will walk, cycle or run more after lockdown is over, according to a new AA survey. The AA-Populus poll of nearly 20,000 drivers also revealed that 22% will drive less (increasing to 24% of those over 65), 51% will drive as before and 1% will drive more. …

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Shimano reports 15% decrease in bike sales in Q1

Shimano has released its latest summary of financial results, running from 1st January 2020 to 31st March 2020. It revealed that its net sales from the bicycle components segment decreased 15.4% from the same period of the previous year to 58,868 million yen, and operating income decreased 26.1% to 10,298 …

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