Six boxes arrived at Orange's US HQ but they didn't contain juicy bikes they were loaded down with bricks. The bikes nicked include never-seen-in-the-UK adjustable-travel Patriots and a Sub-3 equipped with the brand new XTR kit so, if offered such exclusives, call the police...

Orange bikes destined for Interbike are half-inched from Heathrow

Orange is making light of the theft by featuring a London brick on its Interbike stand. However, if the brick-filled bike boxes managed to bypass xray checks by customs, this raises serious security issues, reckons Orange’s Michael Bonney:

"If bikes can be swapped for bricks, why not bombs?"

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The cost of living crisis: An opening for opportunistic bike shops?

In the first of a five-part series, The Association of Cycle Traders (ACT), the largest cycle trade organisation in the UK, helps retailers boost their business. This month, a look at how the cost of living crisis will nudge more consumers towards cycling