Want to catch up with the headlines? This week our most popular stories included April Fool's japes, Trek, a bike workshop blaze and Go Outdoors

BikeBiz top stories this week

1. Skyway Kansi launch leaked on Gadget Show

It took us a couple of reads of the press release from the Kansi team (and Mr Tom Foolery) to make sure, but sadly yes, there will not be a jet pack-equipped Kansi rocketing into retail. We’re fairly sure they wouldn’t pass those EU regulations anyway.

2. The Merged launches the ‘Tractor Tyre’

Another piece of April Fool’s japery made it into the top five, concerning BMX product website The Merged and its new ‘Tractor Tyre’.

3. Trek UK creates and sponsors a ‘professional commuter team’

Trek UK teamed up with Cyclismas satire blog to create a six-strong bike commuting team. The news was posted after 12pm on April 1st.

4. Communitiy rallies around after bike workshop is torched in Hackney

Hackney’s Cycle Pit Stop was the unfortunate target of suspected arson, destroying all its bikes and tools.

5. Go Outdoors plots three store openings and hits £200m turnover

The outdoor and cycle retailer Go Outdoors has been busy of late, not least for expanding its management team with a number of bicycle trade members. One to watch?

Several pieces of news from last week, including that of Orange Bikes’ Michael Bonney marrying long-term partner Linzi at a Middlesbrough hospital chapel, understandably proved a popular story too.

As it’s Friday, here’s a video to glance at – this week a promo from high-end cycle holiday firm Neon Velo running a training camp for the Rapha Condor Sharp team.


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