Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

CTC: the information provider

The BCF has rebranded itself as 'British Cycling'; Sustrans often takes centre stage in government mentions about cycling. Rivalry between the main UK cycle organisations often escalates into verbal fisticuffs (in private, if not always in public). Now, the CTC wants to reclaim its position as the Number One provider of cycle information by publishing a cyclist's information directory and accompanying website. However, some staff may be made redundant by the outsourcing of some of CTC's core services

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Wooden POS rack for Singletrack mag

The rider-owned magazine - with symbiotic website - needs to sell more copies and sees IBDs as a tough, but necessary, nut to crack. Many IBDs can't sell mags, but those that can (or would like to) may be interested in Singletrack's latest POS offering

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Smith jumps into the unknown as he resurrects

Sports-trainer-cum-journalist Dave Smith is now also a dotcom entrepreneur as he takes on the responsibilities of the English-language part of, the event registration site with daily sports news, including cycle sport news

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JP Saville leaves Paligap for Madison

John "JP" Saville was the UK face for Kona right up until Second Level Sport lost the distribution agreement to Paligap Ltd, a new company founded by former employees of Caratti/Schwinn-GT. Saville worked with Paligap for three months but has now joined Madison and will look after Rocky Mountain and other brands

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Wealthy landowner is secret backer of the Bulwell Three

The three gardeners who are holding up Raleigh’s planned move to a former allotment site on the outskirts of Nottingham are being financially backed by a farmer who wants Raleigh to use his land for its new factory. The Raleigh MD says all allotment holders are being amply compensated and that Nottingham city council and the Environment Agency are to install toad crossings and relocate bats on the Bulwell site, so the farmer’s £10 000 legal fight will not win through

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