Business

Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

Tories woo motorists with fuel bribes and a Right to Drive policy

The party that, when in power, recognised the car was not king, is not just jumping on the pro-motorist band-waggon, it is steering it and doing 50mph in a 30mph zone. Cheaper petrol, more of Britain to disappear under tarmac, the scrapping of bus lanes: is this really the party that launched a pro-cycling policy less than three months ago?

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CTC say bridleways should open

They may only account for 11 percent of the UK rights of way network but bridleways are essential for cyclists. The CTC was last week instrumental in getting the DETR to include cyclists in its FMD access framework document, but the campaigning organisation is now pushing for bridleways to be opened sooner rather than later

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California dreaming

Sun, sun, and more sun. This weekend is set to be a belter. Get ready for the rush as customers stampede to get their bikes ready for a few fine days of weather

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Cycling got 25 mins of brill telly PR for free

Last night’s Blue Peter was wall-to-wall cycling. It featured stars on bikes, and last weekend’s Blue Peter Bikeathon. You couldn’t pay for this kind of extremely positive coverage…

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‘Beta email’ fools many in the bike trade

On the Internet, if something looks too good to be true, it will almost certainly be a spoof. A number of trade figures have passed bikebiz.co.uk the 'PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE READ' email in the hope of generating thousands of dollars in "referral fees". Folks, it's bollocks

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Battle of the ICCle-wickle bikes

With Moore Large, Mission and SuperCycles all exhibiting at the June trade show in Harrogate, there are sure to be plenty of micro-bikes on display. No doubt other companies will also have some of these diddy machines. Anyway, here’s the latest news on the International Cycle Convention

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Sarda launches bikes in UK

No, the Search And Rescue Dog Association has not decided to get into own-label bikes, Sarda bikes are built in Turkey and will be launched at the Harrogate trade show

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