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Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

Taiwan plane crash: any bike trade links?

There's a possibility that the Singapore Airlines 747 which crashed when trying to take off in storm conditions from Taipei could have contained representatives from the US bike trade

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Get your helmet message out to Docs

The helmet articles in Fridays BMJ re-opened the helmet debate. Helmet lovers and helmet haters locked horns once again. If youve got any strong views on the subject write to the BMJ, BikeBiz has.

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Halfords TV ads boost bike sales. For all?

Britains biggest bike retailer and the biggest retailer of GT bikes in the world, the Halfords MD told BikeBiz last week has premiered a series of four 20-second bike ads which will run until mid-November

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The customer is not always right, say untrained staff

According to a new survey, retail staff across all sectors believe they are poorly trained to effectively handle complaints, an area where flashpoints with customers can occur. And those customers who walk rather than complain could be losing retailers big revenue.

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Doctors mag says cycle helmets prevent head injuries

A pretty obvious finding you may think, and an editorial and a research paper in todays British Medical Journal goes on to argue that helmet use should be encouraged. Fine, say detractors, but its a fine line between encouraging helmet use and demanding mandatory use. In Australia mandatory helmet wearing led to a decrease in cycling

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The water cooler with no socks appeal

Imagine its summer. Imagine its hot. Youve been out for a four hour ride in the heat. What does the water in your water bottle taste like? Warm plastic probably. But not with this innovation from the US...

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Open Road “downsizes”

The publishing team behind 'Encycleopeadia', 'Bike Culture' and 'Bycycle' is now a tad smaller as the five staff are laid off

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Its love….sort of

The Bicycle Association and Leisure Expo, organiser of the Cycle & Leisure Show, have issued simultaneous press releases about the show situation in 2001. The BA acknowledges that the Spring NEC show exists and that their Harrogate-based International Cycle Exhibition is not an attempt to scupper the Cycle & Leisure Show

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