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Halfords forecasts H1 pre-tax profits of £55 million as cycling momentum continues

Halfords has reported continued growth in cycling, up 46% like-for-like in the five-week period to 25th September. H1 profit before tax is expected to be in excess of £55 million, as a result of the momentum in cycling and motoring products and services. The retailer’s 20-week trading update on 8th …

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Halfords sees electric bike and scooter sales up 230%

Halfords has released its trading update for the 20-week period to 21st August, with cycling like-for-like revenue up 59.1%. There was growth across all product categories, the retailer said, with an increase of 76% in Halfords’ performance cycling business, Tredz. Sales of new products were up 114% in the period, …

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Dorel Sports reports fifth consecutive quarter of growth

Dorel Sports has reported its fifth consecutive quarter of growth, with revenue at $285.6 million – up 18.5% from last year. Excluding the impact of varying foreign exchange rates, organic revenue improved by approximately 21.1%. The strong performance was at the Cycling Sports Group (CSG) and Pacific Cycle divisions, Dorel …

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Wilier Triestina aims for UK and international growth with new shareholder

Wilier Triestina has announced a new shareholder, Pamoja Capital, to support the brand with UK and international growth. The Italian company, founded in 1906, will remain in the hands of the Gastadello family. Currently, 3.5% of Wilier sales are from the UK. Andrea Gastaldello, CEO of Wilier Triestina SpA, said: …

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Shimano’s bike component sales decrease 14.6% in first half of 2020

Shimano has released its summary of financial results from 1st January to 30th June 2020. Net sales from the bike components segment decreased by 14.6% from the same period of the previous year to 122,613 million yen, and operating income decreased 19.7% to 22,963 million yen. The company said that …

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Accell Group sees ‘steep’ post-lockdown sales rebound

The Accell Group has recorded a year-on-year sales growth of 53.1% in June. This brings H1 net sales to €676.9 million, up 4.0% vs last year, despite the impact of lockdown in March and April. H1 EBIT came in at €45.1 million (excluding one-offs: €47.5 million), trailing H1 2019 levels …

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Cowboy raises €23 million in Series B funding

Cowboy has completed its Series B funding round, totalling €23 million. Leading the round is Exor Seeds, the early-stage investment arm of Exor, controlling shareholder of Ferrari and FCA, HCVC, and Isomer Capital, joined by Future Positive Capital and Index Ventures. Adrien Roose, co-founder and CEO, said: “We’re thrilled about …

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Halfords reports surge in cycling sales

Halfords has reported strong growth in cycling sales during the COVID-19 lockdown. Group sales for the 13 weeks to 3rd July were down 2.8% compared to last year and down 6.5% on a LFL basis, “significantly better” than anticipated in late-March, Halfords said, and an improvement on the 23% LFL …

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Exports of UK cycling goods rise by 15%

Exports of UK bikes, parts and accessories grew by 15% in the year to March 2020. The latest figures show that bike exports have a total value of £173.2 million, with Europe, Australia and the US leading the way in demand. Stephen Loftus, chief commercial officer for Brompton Bicycle, said: …

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Accell Group sees “strong recovery” of bike sales in May

The Accell Group has seen a “strong recovery” in its bike sales in May, following weak March and April sales. Due to the various lockdowns and subsequent shop closures in several countries, group revenue in March and April came in approximately 27% lower compared to last year. Towards the end …

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