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Bike shop in Hammersmith broken into

A bike shop in Hammersmith was broken into in the early hours of this morning. bike. – Pi Squared Bicycles, located on 360 King Street, said the thieves broke in at 4:09 am, ‘smashed in’ the glass of the front door and stole a Genesis Datum worth £2,000 and a …

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Chicken CycleKit launches exclusive Campagnolo demo bike initiative

Chicken CycleKit has launched an IBD exclusive initiative to support the launch of the new 12-speed EPS groupsets from Campagnolo. The initiative will give consumers the opportunity to test ride the new 12-speed groups, when they visit their local Campagnolo retailer. The demo bikes will be offered at a promotional …

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Guernsey’s first e-bike shop to open this weekend

Adventure Cycles is set to open Guernsey’s first electric bike shop this weekend.  The grand opening, which takes place Saturday 2nd March, will celebrate with a 5% discount on all new e-bike sales in-store and up to 25% off all 2018 e-bikes.  "After a frantic shop fitting, we are proud …

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Catching up with local bike shops

Cycle-space, DisleyVictoria Hood, www.cycle-space.co.uk What are the challenges for you as a bike shop?We are always asked to price match, but sometimes we cannot even buy the products at Wiggle’s selling price. Customers sometimes come into the shop, ask for all the advice they need and then buy online. Some …

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Banging the IBD drum

How valuable are IBDs to brands like yourself?Tandem Group Cycles focuses solely on the IBD market, so IBDs are invaluable to us and our brands. We’ve been banging that same IBD-centric drum for years in the hope that small businesses will listen and show support in return. We’re a small …

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Local Bike Shop Day 2019 to take place on 4th May

The Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) and Daniel Jones have announced that Local Bike Shop Day will take place this year on 4th May, aiming to give smaller, independent stores an opportunity to highlight what sets them apart from the bigger national retailers. The inaugural UK Local Bike Shop Day …

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Bah! Humbug!

The 2018 festive period was an anxious time in retail, with pre-Christmas warnings that low consumer confidence and high levels of debt would translate to depressed footfall on the High Street. This, pundits predicted, would simply add to a long period of declining activity for bricks and mortar shops. Springboard, …

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Shop or showroom?

Just the other day I had an impulsive moment to pull over and go check out a local bike shop I’ve been driving past for years. I entered full of excitement to look at what’s new and hope something might catch my eye for an early Christmas-present-to-me opportunity. However, the …

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IBD Focus: Reflecting on five years in the business

Can you tell us a little about how Mamachari began?Mamachari started out in 2013 importing and selling second-hand Japanese city bikes and child seats. Now we have two stores and do all kinds of (mainly British) bikes and accessories as well as servicing and repairs. What makes Mamachari a successful …

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What does the future hold for cycling?

The end of the year is often a time for reflection, and a musing on what’s to come. This year – as we hurtle towards 2019 – is even more poignant for me, having just turned 50 right about the time of this writing. My plan is to do a …

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