Eurobike, Cycle Show, Dirt Factory, Midlands focus, Monica Santini, The Bike Rooms and plenty more for your reading pleasure

BikeBiz October mag now available online

BikeBiz’s October 2015 edition is now available to read or download online, packed with news, show previews, reviews, opinions and other essentials for the UK cycle trade.

As you’d expect at this time of year, there’s plenty of show coverage in this latest edition from Cycle Show to Eurobike, Moore Large’s Geared, Zyro’s Cycle Vision (starring Mary Portas) and more.

There’s also interviews with big cheeses from the cycle industry, including Santini MD Monica Santini and views from the likes of someone called Chris Boardman.

Issue 117 also contains a focus on the Midlands – former powerhouse for the cycle industry (and where John Kemp Starley created the industry-changing safety bicycle), is the region a pale shadow of its former self? We take a closer look, chatting with the likes of Pashley and others along the way. 

We also take a look at a developing phenomenon in the cycle industry – clustering. From Manchester’s forthcoming indoor-MTB project Dirt Factory to Belgium’s BikeVille and ‘Shimano-Land’ we ask whether it’s about time England officially created its own bone fide ‘Bike Valley’.

And there’s plenty more besides, including sector guides on road bikes, accessories and racks, number crunching, yet more Q&As with the trade and a look at one of the nation’s swankiest bike retailers – The Bike Rooms of Regents Street.

Click on the ‘download PDF’ button over this link or flick through the issue online.

BikeBiz magazine is sent out to the UK cycle industry, including retailers, distributors, brands, manufacturers, service providers and many more. Find out more here.

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