Online bike retail goliath Chain Reaction Cycles saw sales surpass £154m (€206m) in 2014, up six per cent.
However the firm saw profits dip slightly – from £4.83m in 2013 to £4.8m, with ‘technology overheads’ cutting into that profit.
Sales outside the EU made up a third of Chain Reaction’s sales in ’14 while EU sales were up six percent to £102m.
According to the financial reports, the retailer cut a substantial number of staff in the 12 months to December 2014, from 612 to 540.
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