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London cycling start-up Spokesafe receives £150,000 investment to accelerate expansion

London active travel platform Spokesafe has just received a £150,000 investment from British Design Fund (BDF). The platform, which supports cyclists to find and access secure bike parking, was founded in 2019 by Max Wilson, who hit on the idea for the business while working as a chartered surveyor. Having …

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Sports tech start-up Muoverti passes £2.4 million in investment

London-based sports tech startup Muoverti recently passed another million-pound milestone in funding from investors, taking the total raised to more than £2.4 million. Following the public unveiling of its pre-production prototype at London’s Rouleur Live event last November, the company said it saw a significant increase in interest from the …

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Online tool Bikebook launches to help cyclists find local mechanics wherever they are in UK

UK cycling start-up Bikebook has launched, allowing cyclists to find the best local mechanic wherever they are located in the UK. Bikebook is a new online tool that allows for an instant comparison of services, reviews, and prices from local mechanics, and Bikebook Portal is a fully integrated bicycle shop …

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Perry eHopper to be showcased at Situ Live’s Westfield venue

Experiential retail destination Situ Live has partnered with small business support provider Enterprise Nation to give emerging brands an opportunity to showcase their products in its Westfield London venue this September. Situ Live typically charges brands a subscription fee to showcase their products or services in-store and online, but to …

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Bike repair startup Handlebars rebrands to Fettle

Bike repair startup Handlebars has rebranded to Fettle, having undergone a makeover to reflect the changing needs of its customers. The new brand, with its distinctive new look and strapline, has positioned itself as the champion of customer service and is vowing to “put the word service back into bike …

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Equal e-bike now available to pre-order

Equal bike, a new electric bicycle from a Finnish startup, is now available for preorder. The company is taking €100 deposits to reserve the e-bike. These deposits are fully refundable, and customers can finish configuring their orders as production nears in summer 2021. Deliveries are limited only to EU countries, …

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E-bike startup Calamus to establish UK base in Birmingham

India-based e-bike startup Calamus is making its way into the UK market thanks to a place on the Birmingham Enterprise Community (BEC) Forward accelerator scheme. Calamus is now in line to receive full support and backing to help establish a base in Birmingham, operating its UK HQ from the city. …

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British e-bike startup FuroSystems raises £750,000 in seed funding

British e-bike manufacturer FuroSystems has raised £750,000 in seed funding, with TSP Ventures, ClearlySo and a number of angel investors participating in the round. The company, which creates high-end electric bikes and electric scooters, has seen demand surge since the COVID-19 lockdown from an already high growth rate, with year-on-year …

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Digital start-up Rafflebike launches

A new digital start-up, Rafflebike, has launched, offering riders the chance to win high-end bikes for ‘no more than the price of a cyclist’s morning coffee stop’. With a range of prizes to be won through regular draws, road cyclists, trail riders, weekend cyclists and commuters have a chance to …

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Eurobike Start-Up Award ‘paves the way’ for entry to bike market

The 2020 Eurobike Start-Up Award is going to be awarded according to the same procedure and criteria as every year, organisers have said, “paving the way” for entry to the bike market. The Eurobike Special from 24th to 26th November will be a pure B2B event. As a result, award …

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