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Shimano to headline sponsor UCI Urban Cycling World Championships

Shimano is bringing headline sponsorship to the UCI Urban Cycling World Championships presented by FISE. The inaugural UCI Urban Cycling World Championships were held in Chengdu, China in 2017 with the event remaining there in the intervening years until a COVID-19-related hiatus in 2020. The return of the UCI World …

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Continental returns as presenting sponsor of Sea Otter Europe 2021

Continental has returned as presenting sponsor of Sea Otter Europe Costa Brava Girona 2021. The brand took the decision two years ago to become strategically involved as presenting sponsor of all Sea Otter events worldwide, including the Sea Otter Classic in the USA, Sea Otter Australia, Sea Otter Canada and …

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Citrus-Lime donates £5,000 to Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team

Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team has received a boost to its funds with a donation from Citrus-Lime. The company, which supplies end-to-end point of sale solutions to independent cycle retailers, has donated £5,000 in recognition of the value of mountain rescue to the local community and outdoor enthusiasts. Neil …

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LEVA-EU to hold meetings on EU battery proposal

LEVA-EU has organised two information meetings on the Commission’s new battery proposal, both taking place this week. The Commission’s proposal to the European Parliament and Council for new battery legislation is ‘no less than an existential threat’ to most companies in the Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) sector, said the association. “The …

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MAAP appoints PaceUp Media as European PR agency

Australian apparel brand MAAP has appointed PaceUp Media as its new pan-European agency partner. PaceUp will deliver international PR campaigns, product launches and activations throughout key European territories as MAAP looks to continue expanding its presence worldwide. “As a relatively young brand, it’s exciting to work with an already highly …

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Wiggle returns to cycling sponsorship via new team

Team Spectra Wiggle powered by Vitus, a new UK-based, gender-balanced, multidisciplinary cycling team, has launched. A gender-balanced line-up of riders will be competing across many different cycling disciplines and looking to tackle records and challenges outside the usual racing sphere. The project begins in 2021 with the aim of holding …

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AlterLock survey reveals insights on bike theft in Europe

Around 90% of cyclists who experienced bike theft had locked their bike, a new AlterLock survey has found. Nextscape Inc., who announced AlterLock, took a survey of bike thefts in the UK, Netherlands, and Germany. The subject of the investigation was a total of 1,500 cyclists in these three countries. …

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Sea Otter Europe 2021 adds e-bike World Cup event

Sea Otter Europe has announced the addition of an electric bike World Cup event. The World E-Bike Series – the electric MTB World Cup organised by the UCI – is an international circuit launched in 2019 in Monaco, which, this year, will consist of six events, one of which will …

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Top five jobs of the week – 16th April

The BikeBiz jobs board filled over 450 positions in 2020, and listings are still on the rise. Here’s our latest top five… Bicycle mechanic – Alpha Cycle Worx We are looking for a mechanic who shares our passion for mud-laden enduro bikes, ultra-aero road bikes, commuter bikes and everything in …

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Continental partners with MTB game Bike Unchained 2 from Red Bull

Continental has partnered with mobile game Bike Unchained 2 from Red Bull. Bike Unchained 2 is a mountain bike competition where players can compete against real riders and climb their way up through the leagues and special events to win prizes. Five different environments, from rock gardens to singletrack trails, …

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