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BikeBiz December edition is now available

The digital edition of BikeBiz December is now available. This month, we catch up with seven distributors to reflect on an unorthodox year, explore Christmas buying habits in 2020 and discuss how the e-bike industry can help promote sustainable transport. This month’s sector guides are wheels, tyres and inner tyres …

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Continental rolls out opt-in ‘Continental Insider’ initiative

Continental is rolling out a new opt-in scheme, the ‘Continental Insider’ initiative, which aims to strengthen awareness of its products and its relationship with its dealer network. Retailers and dealers who join the community will receive the latest updates on the Continental brand as well as early access to testing …

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Halfords sees strong cycling revenue growth in H1 as e-mobility rises 184%

Halfords has reported strong cycling revenue growth through H1, finishing at 54.4% LFL. E-mobility rose by 184% and cycle services 24%, the retailer announced in its interim results for the 26 weeks to 2nd October. The retailer saw group revenue growth of 9.6% and profit before tax of £56 million. …

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Insync to build 50,000 new bikes between now and Christmas

Insync has unveiled plans to build 50,000 new bikes between now and Christmas. The brand, owned by India-based Hero Cycles, has welcomed the Government’s decision to allow bike shops to continue trading during the second lockdown, saying it was the correct move to include bike shops in England in the list …

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Bike shops in England permitted to remain open in lockdown

Bike shops are among businesses that will be permitted to stay open as England gets ready to enter lockdown tomorrow, 5th November. To reduce social contact, the Government has ordered certain businesses and venues to close, including all non-essential retail, indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, entertainment venues and personal care …

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COVID-19 lockdowns ‘boost nation’s love for small businesses’

COVID-19 lockdowns have boosted the nation’s love for small businesses, research has found, with 59% of Brits saying they now support local businesses more than previously. The research, commissioned by American Express and Small Business Saturday UK, underscores the role small firms have played in supporting their communities through lockdown, …

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VAAST Bikes now available in Europe via German retailer Internetstores

VAAST Bikes has signed an agreement with German cycling-specialist retailer Internetstores. Two of VAAST’s key bicycle models, the gravel-ready all-road A/1 bike and the urban U/1, are now stocked at Internetstores’ e-commerce sites. Both VAAST models will be available to order online for delivery in 14 locations across Europe via …

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Three bike shops shortlisted for Best Small Shop 2020

Elmy Cycles, Pennine Cycles and Recycle York have been named on the shortlist of retailers in the running to be named Britain’s Best Small Shop of 2020. Elmy Cycles is an independent bicycle retailer in Ipswich which remained open from the first day of lockdown in March, adapting and changing …

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ACT restructures to focus more on retailers’ needs

The Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) is restructuring to become more focused on the needs of retailers. By closely aligning the ACT with the many trade organisations and sectors that make up the Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC), it will be working with over 100,000 independent retailers engaging Government, business and …

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September sees “big improvement” in retail sales growth

The BRC has released figures covering the five weeks from 30th August-3rd October 2020, showing a sales increase of 5.6% on a total basis. In September, UK retail sales increased 6.1% on a like-for-like basis from September 2019, when they had decreased 1.3% from the preceding year. Over the three …

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