Spend it like Beckham

Boost the recognition of cycling by handing David Beckham £150 000. That’s the big idea of US-owned PR and political lobbying consultancy Golin Harris Ludgate, called in to make a presentation at yesterday’s AGM of the Bicycle Association of GB. Ian Beasant of Giant had a more down-to-earth idea - £85k could fund a professional roadshow at mainstream public events that attract 1m consumers a year

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Saracen pulls out of ICC, 60 others don’t

The BAGB's International Cycle Convention due to be staged in Harrogate in May has lost Saracen because the company is said to have realigned its model launch dates. But here's a list of the other big names confirmed for the event (and some little ones too)...

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BAGB has a Spring in its step, new blood in its veins

There’s nothing like a bit of sunshine to make the bike trade feel good about itself. According to one major player, this April’s trading figures will be the best for five years. Yet even without this background of buoyancy and joie de vivre, today’s AGM of the Bicycle Association of Great Britain would have been a corker.

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