BikeBiz’s first issue of 2015 is now available to download and read as a pdf or read online here.
We begin the issue by talking to 8Ball Bikes James Middleton, a former tech editor who is (we think) the first in the cycling business to accept Bitcoin. Find out the whys and hows on page 6.
Vulpine founder Nick Hussey talks growing a cycle clothing business from scratch and invents a new acronym for the market on page 9.
Overleaf we look at British Cycling’s efforts to turn seeds into great oaks with hopes of representing the country in years to come.
On 13 we assess the impact of the Yorkshire Grand Depart with stats galore on how the Tour’s appearance here helped the economy.
Unsure which shows and events to close the shop for in 2015? Pages 14 and 15 have a full run down of the key trade events.
Merida UK managing director Chris Carter shares his thoughts on develoing the label’s UK presence, cycle to work spec and selling a large quantity of hybrids on page 21 and 22.
We’ve retail profiles with both Velo House on pages 24/25, as well as cargo bike specialist Really Useful Bikes on 49.
Heading to CoreBike or the Bike Place shows this month? We’ve previews of both on pages 27 through 32 for the former and 35 through 37 for the latter.
The Big news toward the end of 2014 had to be the return of Halford’s Cycle Republic chain. BikeBiz went along to ask new CR boss Peter Kimberley about his ambitions for the stores. Find out more on page 40.
There’s plenty more too, with our regular electric bike news, new products page, as well as sector guides to the maintenance and training markets, as well as comment pieces from BikeBiz’s editors.