Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

Halfords score Kona

The recent hiatus in supply of Kona bikes from Second Level Sport led to suspicions something was afoot with Kona distribution. Now it can be confirmed that Halfords has secured the brand

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Sales up but profits down at Halfords

The year to March 31, 2001 results for Boots the Chemist were released today. Their Halfords division reported a £37m profit, down by 18 percent. And the Boots board refuses to rule out the possibility of selling Halfords

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Does the cycling policies of parties influence your vote?

The political parties must be quaking in their boots. The CTC, CPAG and Sustrans have raised the possibility of cyclists voting for the party which offers the most for cyclists. So, that should see the Green Party sweeping to power, then...

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Sponsorship pays

My three days riding with Paola Pezzo in the Dolomites - thanks to a press trip for European travel journalists - were excellent. And the two times Olympic XC MTB champion is a credit to her sponsors

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FMD causes New Forest hire centre to sell up

Burley Bike Hire, a long-established cycle centre in the New Forest, has been acquired by Mark and Lesley Kirtley of Beaulieu Cycle Hire at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu in the New Forest

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Frey leaves Future

The man responsible for imposing ‘Total Bike’ on Future, and who closed ‘Mountain Bike World’, has left Future Publishing. He started as a publisher responsible for a few bike titles but rose to become MD of Future Publishing Ltd (FPL), the UK subsidiary of The Future Network Plc

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