Our features kick off with the introduction of the 2012 BikeBiz Awards and the categories for which the trade will nominate their favourite businesses, charities, organisations and media outlets. See Page 8 for more.
Our columnist for the month hails from Scottish organisation Develop Mountain Biking in Scotland and on page 13 he explains how working together with businesses in a joined up manner is boosting cycling up north.
Flick to pages 14 and 15 for a spread discussing the recent Bicycle Association annual general meeting’s key points on how to drive levels of cycling in the UK forwards.
Next up is an analysis of the recent Road Cycling Show in a short interview with IPC’s publishing director Keith Foster. (Page 17)
Mystery Shopper made his way down to Dover and Folkestone during May, visiting Activ, Cyclelife, Renhams Cycles and a branch of Halfords – flick to page 18 to find out how each handled our man of mystery.
Fisher Outdoors hosted a number of retail workshops earlier this year. BikeBiz’s editor recaps on the distributor’s skills sessions on page 21.
If your store’s in need of a supplier of cycling footwear, flick to 22 where Lake rep Martin Pounder shares his thoughts on why the brand is leaps and bounds ahead of the competition coming into 2013.
Distribution outlet NRG4 discusses the Aerozine Titanium label and it’s aerospace engineering credentials on page 27.
Turn the page and Rubena tells BikeBiz of its ambitious plans to seize tyre and tube market share in Europe.
One more turn and you’ll find a spotlight with the Kryptonite brand. We pin down UK head of operations Nick Watkin for a chat about what’s needed to stop thieves in their tracks.
From here on in you’ll find our dedicated sections on electric bikes and the outdoors sector, a dealer profile with a business housed inside a sports complex, sector guides coverign security product, braking goods and electronic point of sale. The magazine is, as usual concluded with executive editor Carlton Reid’s thoughts.
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