Our 50th issue contains a bit of nostalgia, as well as the big news from the winter shows

March BikeBiz now online

The 80-page March edition of BikeBiz is now online and can be downloaded in pdf form here, or read online at Issuu here.

Being our 50th issue, it’d be rude not to take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of the very first issues. Turn to pages 29 and 30 for a little nostalgia.

In the news this month, you’ll find a difinitive answer to Tesco’s plans for the bike trade, fresh information on how to get to Eurobike should your flights have been with Rynair and information on how retailers can take advantage of £2,500 and an apprentice. BikeBiz also gets the first look at Velorbis’ debut electric bike.

Mojo’s Tim Williams takes one of two guest columns this month, detailing how a little forward planning can assist faster turnaround of suspension services. Toy Woods of Cybertill has the other piece, which is found on page 13.

Industry opinions gathers trade views on what changes the last five years have brought and how each has impacted on the future of cycling and sales.

Zyro’s security brand Abus details its involvement in various markets, while explaining how it grew its cycle business 38 per cent last year on page 16.

Having had a turnout of over 70 per cent of its customers, many may not need to read the IceBike* feature too closely, though if you missed out, we’ve got you covered on pages 21 and 22.

Eurobike’s flagship bicycle brand, Moda, gets a thorough detailing on page 24.

Having been around since the end of the Second World War, Pennine Cycles owner Paul Cocoran tells us why he gave up a job at Jaguar in favour of taking over the store.

Mystery shopper tackles Canterbury’s retailers on pages 32 and 33.

Windwave has been busy over the past 12 months, yet anticipates no signs of slowing its business. Flick to pages 34 and 35 to find out the many ways Windwave can support your business.

There’s a new C2W provider in town and they’re working on a five per cent commission. Could your business benefit? Flick to page 37 to find out more.

Fisher’s Expo provided the St. Albans distributor with a platform for lots of new product launches, as well as a fantastic charity effort. Find out more on page 38.

By this point you’ll only be halfway through the mag, so for some Bike Hub analysis, comment on the rise of the sportive, a consumer press run down and much more, get online now and have a flick through.

This month in the letters page, sponsored by Oxford Products, John Simnett of Wizzbike takes BikeBiz to task for an article covering TfL in the letters page. He’s bagged a Star letter prize for his efforts.

And send us your BikeBiz Bible entries too…

In other news...

Andrew Dodd appointed as global brand communications manager at Mondraker

Former GMBN Tech presenter Andrew Dodd has joined Mondraker as global brand communications manager. Known …