Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

BikeBiz welcomes Daniel Blackham as staff writer 

BikeBiz is proud to welcome Daniel Blackham to the team as our new staff writer. Daniel joins the team from a role as a reporter at local newspaper Wokingham.Today, and will help create editorial content both in the BikeBiz magazine and online.  Prior to his career in journalism, Daniel worked …

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Frog Bikes appoints former Brompton CCO Stephen Loftus 

British children’s bike brand Frog Bikes has appointed Stephen Loftus to its board. Loftus, former chief commercial officer for Brompton, joins the Frog board as non-executive director, to help accelerate the brand’s international expansion. Founded in 2013 by Jerry and Shelley Lawson, Frog aims to provide high-quality bikes for kids …

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Cycling industry reacts to ‘backward move’ as Government cuts Active Travel budget for England

Representatives from the cycling industry have criticised the Government’s decision to cut Active Travel funding outside London, describing it as “a backward move”. Last week, the Transport Secretary Mark Harper confirmed the cuts in a written statement ahead of the spring budget. Harper cited rising inflation caused by Russia’s invasion …

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Continental renews its status as presenting sponsor of Sea Otter Europe for 2023

Tyre brand Continental has renewed its status as the presenting sponsor of Sea Otter Europe for 2023 Costa Brava Girona 2023 The international cycling festival, taking place from September 22, to 24, at the Costa Brava in Girona, Spain, will be the fourth consecutive supported by the brand. As it …

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Taipei Cycle 2023 to explore supply chains, digital connections, and sustainability 

The 2023 Taipei Cycle event is scheduled to kick off in two weeks, with this year’s event focusing on supply chains, digital connections, and sustainability as its key topics. Taking place from March 21-23, the major trade show in Taiwan will feature 3,050 exhibitor booths along with brands like Full …

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The top five jobs in the bike trade this week – 10th March

The BikeBiz jobs board helped filled over 740 positions in 2022, and listings are still on the rise. Here’s our latest top five… Cycle Technician – Ken Foster’s Cycles Recruiting for a Cycle Technician to work 39 hours a week over five days, to include Saturday and Sundays on a …

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Mavic UK announces new sales appointments in the south east and south west

Mavic UK has announced the appointments of Jacob Hennessy and Rob Tapner within its UK sales operation. Hennessy will join the Mavic UK team covering the south west as an area sales executive. A known name within the UK racing scene and the winner of the under-23 Gent-Wevelgem in 2017, …

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Forestal appoints Silverfish as exclusive distributor in Germany, Austria and Benelux

Silverfish will distribute the Forestal range in Germany, Austria and the Benelux territories

Silverfish has announced it is expanding its partnership with Forestal Bikes to be the exclusive distributor for the range in Germany, Austria and the Benelux territories, as well as the UK and Ireland. Bikes are expected to be available in partner retailer stores from Friday, April 21. Rafael Gil-Perez Redondo, …

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Maap continues growth with widespread investment in new talent

MAAP has announced a number of new appointments across innovation and design

Maap has announced the acquisition of new talent across a number of key departments, including marketing, design, innovation and business development.  The investment in people is the latest step in the brand’s continued growth and commitment to progress the sport through product development and design. The Melbourne-based cycling and lifestyle …

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Ciovita to launch in UK and Europe at The Cycle Show 2023

Ciovita will launch in the UK and Europe at The Cycle Show in April

Ciovita has announced it is launching dedicated operations and distribution in the UK and Europe. The cycling apparel brand’s UK operation will see a focus on the establishment of sales, customer service and distribution to serve the British and European markets, as well as partnerships with selected retailers. This follows …

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