B2C website owner said to have damaged IBD’s bikes; caught on CCTV; switches identities when rang by BikeBiz

Ian Whittingham of SigmaSport in London has shown BikeBiz some of the CCTV footage that pictures Iftikhar Rasul, trading as Italian Bikes, 'keying' two of SigmaSport's bikes, a £6500 Colnago Ferrari and a £4500 Pinarello Prince LS. Rasul is said to have admitted to the 'keying' and has two weeks to pay £1500 for the damage or will be arrested. When rang by BikeBiz, the person who said he was Mr Rasul morphed into 'Mr Johns'

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Code of practice for car-mounted cycle carriers seeks industry acceptance

Following a fatal road accident in which a motorcyclist was killed by cycles falling from a boot-mounted carrier, Lincolnshire and Bedfordshire Trading Standards drafted a code of practice for manufacturers and suppliers of cycle-carriers. This has been financially supported by the DTI, and the TSOs who drafted the code are seeking industry signatories. Those who sign up will gain 'commercial advantages' say the TSOs.

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