Business

Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

Raleighs owner succeeds in attracting new finance

In its latest quarterly filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission a Companies House with knobs on the Derby Cycle Corporation said its future was reliant on securing at least $30m of new finance. The corporation has just landed the new cash. Some of it from George Soros, the mega-rich financier who nearly brought down Sterling

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World Wide Whinge

According to marketing magazine Revolution UK a new consumer sounding board has been launched on the internet

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At last, Shimano the execs can use!

Its no crime but its a fact: bike trade bigwigs rely on bicycle sales but many dont actually ride, preferring their posh cars to two wheeled transport. So, just for them, heres a brand extension for Ultegra...

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Whats in a name?

An in-house competition to find a name for the new Pashley mail delivery bike has recently concluded. The top 20 names have gone to the Royal Mail for deliberation. But what would you call it? The Mail Model? Post Haste?

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Beast of Burden goes into Orbit

The BOB Yak is the single-wheel, low-slung trailer that tracks with a bike. It was famously promoted as the luggage carrier that mountain bikers could ride down stairs and along singletrack with.

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Get girls on bikes

Nike UK and the Youth Sports Trust have created a publicity campaign to attract more girls into sport. 12-15 year old girls prefer sports that are fun, varied and non-competitive. Recreational cycling fits the bill perfectly.

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Psst! Wanna buy some mags?

If youre interested in securing bulk copies of Bike Culture 20, Bycycle 12 and Encycleopedia 2001, contact Open Roads liquidator

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