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BikeBiz top stories of the week: 23rd August 2013

Garmin launches first action camera, with ‘game changing’ features
Garmin’s enviable reputation in the trade coupled with its move into a new genre of product combined to make this our top story of the week. There’s pics and plenty of information over the link.

Boris bikes in Oz sans helmet & says lid laws kill share bike schemes
The London Mayor grabbed the headlines by flouting the law in Australia – by not wearing a helmet while riding a bike – and explained why helmet wearing wasn’t made compulsory for the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme.

US inventor is a Kickstarter success with 24-tool titanium circle
Crowd funding is now well established as a legitimate route to market and here’s another Kickstarter/bike industry success story, with over $16,000 raised for the Repair Rebel tool.

Olympic cycling venues set for March re-opening
If you look carefully, you can still see the glow given off the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics and soon us ordinary non-Olympians will be able to use the cycling venues and show Hoy, Pendleton, et al how it should be done (maybe not). It won’t cost the earth, either.

Hotlines to give dealers chance to become Lapierre concept shop
Hotlines’ ‘shop-in-shop’ concept is the latest in a long line of brands raising their profile on the shop floor. Find out more about the flexible concept by clicking the headline above.

President orders nation to buy bicycles
And finally, the authoritarian President of Turkmenistan has ordered the country’s population to buy a bike ahead of ‘National Cycling Day’. We’re not making this up.

In other news...

Gruppo Media acquires majority stake in cycling creative agency Conductor

Gruppo Media Ltd, the publisher of Rouleur and organiser of Rouleur Live events, has announced …