Tag Archives: COVID-19

Bike manufacturer Salcano to build new factory following ‘record-breaking’ demand

International cycling manufacturer Salcano has confirmed plans to build a new factory in response to ‘record-breaking’ demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The firm’s warehouse was cleared of stock in 2020 as demand in Europe and the US soared. The new factory, in Luleburgaz in north-west Turkey, will allow Salcano to …

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The cycling revolution: here to stay?

European leaders recently met virtually with European Commission executive vice-president Frans Timmermans to discuss how cycling can enable a green recovery in Europe. Rebecca Morley reports

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Insync sees 2020 sales increase by 200% thanks to COVID cycling boom

Insync has reported a trebling of sales during 2020 and has revealed plans to double the figure in 2021. The brand sold more than 50,000 bikes in retail in the year to November 2020, a 200% increase on the previous year. Insync’s head of business Gopal Krishan said the uptick …

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Bike shops can remain open in new national lockdown

Bike shops are among businesses which can remain open during England’s national lockdown announced yesterday by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The PM last night instructed people to stay at home to ‘control the virus, protect the NHS and save lives’ in a decision that follows a rise in infections, hospital …

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How to keep your business running in tougher tiers

Following recent COVID-19 developments and tightening of restrictions, the ACT can confirm that bicycle shops will be allowed to remain open across all tiers in England, Wales and Scotland. But with millions of people placed in Tier 4, retailers will have to adapt to acknowledge the significant shift towards online …

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UK sees 82% rise in outdoor activity in Strava’s Year in Sport report

Strava has launched its annual Year in Sport report, revealing the 2020 activity trends from over 73 million global athletes. The report maps out the biggest trends in sport, this year revealing how the pandemic has shaped and defined people’s active lives. Strava’s platform – which records 21.5 million uploads …

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TfL data shows ‘significant’ increase in cycling since pandemic began

TfL has published new data that shows a ‘significant’ increase in walking and cycling in the capital since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Following the Government’s advice in March for people to stay at home and stop non-essential social contact, Londoners were advised by the Government not to use public transport …

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