Business

Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

Steven Norris gets back on his bike

When he was the Tory transport minister he was converted to the potential of the bicycle in helping to cure gridlock. Now he's back in charge: he's been made chair of the National Cycling Strategy Board

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Arc Marketing put into voluntary liquidation

The importer of top-end continental P&A, such as Busch and Muller dynamo lights, has imploded. The company has just had its best ever quarter but director Ruth Casson said her fellow director Andy Easterbrook was "unwell" and she would be unable to continue alone

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Hyde responds to Madison

Yesterday's press release from Madison needed a response from the organiser of the Cycle & Leisure. Here it is. And very reasoned and considerate it is too. No, really, it is.

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Selectamark buys Boardman

Or more precisely, Selectamark has coughed cash for bikeregister.com, the online bike security database created in July 2000. Steve Bennarr and Chris Boardman migrate to Selectamark Security Systems plc

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National Bike Week rides again

Forget the Festival of Cycling nametag. Forget National Bike Week even. For 2002 the event will be called Bike Week. A funding package was agreed yesterday at a meeting at the Department of Transport (DTLR)

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Tour of Britain could reappear

According to the website of Procycling magazine, the pro roadie tour made famous in the 1950s by Jimmy Saville and then immortalised by the Milk Marketing Board in the 1970s but the sponsorshop of which was latterly dropped by insurance firm Prudential, could be resurrected for 2002

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Minister for Transport helps launch Bike Parking and Security Association

At 10.30am this morning John Spellar MP, Minister for Transport, announced the formation of the BPSA which will formulate new standards for cycle parking stands. There are ten founder members of the BPSA, with a potential for many hundreds of local authority members.

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