Christmas break stories you might have missed

Happy New Year from BikeBiz! Let’s hope 2018 is a prosperous year for the global cycle business.

Now then, if you’re returning to work after a long Christmas break you’ll need to catch up quickly on the news carried on over the festive period (no rest for the wicked, etc). So, here are ten news stories you might have missed …

Mango Bikes bought by new owner
Industry veteran Andrew Hassard has acquired Mango Bikes – he will be operating the consumer-direct business from Northern Ireland.

73% of drivers want cyclists forced to wear hi-vis, says Daily Mail
Duff poll, but it still got airtime.

DfT to muster dockless firms and local authorities for January meeting
Dockless companies and local authorities to have their heads banged together by the Department for Transport.

"What the hell happened at Vulpine?" was most-read story of 2017
The top ten news stories on last year. Last year!

Study how to "go Dutch" at Amsterdam Uni’s cycle planning course
Feel like the you would benefit from an urban planning summer school? This is the one to do. 

Plans for a £800,000 Cumbrian protected cycleway are up in the air
And that’s up in the air quite literally.

Sync to BikeBiz Trade Shows 2018
Be auto updated by hooking up your desktop and device calendars to this list of show events.

Five minutes with: Giro
Up to speed with the helmet and shoe brand.

Deliveroo to trial e-bike add-on made by former Tesla engineer
And shops could benefit from stocking the "pod" charging unit. 

European e-bike group appoints legal eagles to fight dumping claims
Dump time.

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Construction work to begin soon on new cycle route between Finsbury Park and Holloway Road

Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that construction work will begin on a new cycle route between …