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- 07/26/13--03:41: Hotlines invites dealers to fill Lapierre territory gaps
- 07/26/13--04:02: Women's 5-day Tour of Britain event to be staged in 2014
- 07/31/13--01:36: Madison's owner creates Sportline to distribute bike brands
- 07/31/13--01:40: Top stories on BikeBiz in July
- 07/31/13--02:16: RideLondon will get 4.5 hours of national BBC airtime on Sunday
- 07/31/13--02:54: Le coq sportif teams up with London Bike Show and The Telegraph
- 07/31/13--02:58: NAHBS 2014 registration now open
- 07/31/13--04:04: British Cycling awards Tour of Britain contract to SweetSpot
- 08/01/13--01:38: UK arm of Vital BMX to launch this month
- 08/01/13--02:05: CSG UK extends show hours to meet demand
- 08/01/13--02:20: Wiggle Mountain Mayhem 2014 dates revealed
- 08/01/13--02:44: Victoria Pendleton launches girls bikes with Halfords
- 08/01/13--03:55: Zyro puts together Giro, Bell, Easton and Blackburn team
- 08/01/13--07:10: Get your BikeBiz Awards night tickets online
- 08/01/13--19:09: Looking for a job in the cycling business?
- 08/01/13--22:43: The BikeBiz Friday video round up
- 08/02/13--02:15: BikeBiz Awards 2013: Finalists revealed
- 08/02/13--02:44: Fisher Outdoor Leisure signs LUU Lighting label
Hotlines is to host an exclusive launch event for current and prospective Lapierre dealers on August 14th to 15th.
With the brand offering its dealers strict territories, Hotlines has told BikeBiz that spaces are still available and that any interested shops should contact the distributor on email@example.com, or via 0131 319 1444 to enquire about the attending the 2014 previews.
Bikes such as the Magny Cours wind tunnel tested Xelius EFI and 2014 Sensium will be seen for the first time, alongside a development with the firm's 'Ultimate' online bike builder.
This A La Carte online programme allows you to custom spec your bike from the frame up. The system automatically calculates the weight and price of your chosen spec. Prospective customers can then arrange to have this bike delivered to their local dealer.
Brand new for 2014, Lapierre has unveiled the addition of three World War 2 style pin up girls that can be chosen as an add on spec for the forks of Ultimate series bikes. Beware though, Gilles Lapierre himself has input on the colour choices of the bikes and has not allowed certain combinations to be available, so as to prevent some very un French “fashion disasters”.
On the mountain bike front, dealers can expect to be introduced to the 2014 Zesty Trail and AM builds. Both the Zesty and Spicy models have undergone a complete geometry and wheel size revamp.
For the first time ever the Zesty has been split in to two distinct models. The 120mm travel Zesty Trail with 29” wheels and the 150mm travel Zesty AM with 650B wheels.
Lapierre’s revolutionary auto adaptive suspension system, Ei shock was unveiled in 2013. For 2014 Ei shock features on all top end Zesty and Spicy bikes and is available as an upgrade on select models in the range. This revolutionary system developed in conjunction with Rock Shox, Ghost and Hai Bike has been highly acclaimed by both the media and public to date.
The event will also show for the first time the 2014 Ghost and Nukeproof catalogues.
British Cycling president Brian Cookson is to set up a meeting with ASO, the Tour de France owners, and leading female riders to explore the possibility of recreating the woman's Tour de France. In addition he announced that the delivery partner for the 2014 Tour of Britain will also organise a 5-day international stage race for women.
“There's been a lot of attention recently on the need to develop women’s cycling at all levels of the sport and it is a key part of my election manifesto for the Presidency of the UCI. People are passionate about the issue and are rightly frustrated that not enough is being done.
“At British Cycling we’ve got hold of the issue and are coming to the end of tendering for the organiser who will be responsible for our biggest international event, the Tour of Britain, for the next five years. It was really important to me that we used that process to secure a transformation in elite women's racing so I'm pleased to be able to confirm that there will now be a five-day international stage race for women in Britain in 2014. The event will be separate from the men's race, but it will be promoted to a high standard.
“Having an international field competing in a stage race in my home country provides a template for the kind of changes I will develop on the international stage if I'm successful in my bid to become UCI President in September. We need to work closely with organisers, sponsors, teams and broadcasters to create new events on the professional calendar. A women’s equivalent of the Tour de France is one potential solution and the focus of attention of a really successful petition which now has over 77,000 signatures.
“Undoubtedly having a female equivalent of the biggest bike race in the world is an objective we should need to explore. This is why I am currently setting up a meeting involving Marianne Vos, Emma Pooley and other key representatives behind the petition with the right people, including Tour de France owners ASO and UCI Management Committee member Tracey Gaudry.
“Cycling has a long way to go to ensure women’s cycling is given an equal stage to the men’s events. We won’t get there tomorrow, nor next week, but what riders like Marianne and Emma have achieved shows us the potential there is given the right focus, investment and, crucially, leadership by the UCI.”
H Young (Operations), the owner of Madison and Animal, has created Sportline, a new division. From 1st September, Sportline will be the exclusive UK distributor for Ridgeback, Saracen, Genesis and Adventure bike brands. Madison will focus solely on parts and accessories and will no longer distribute complete bicycles or frames.
Madison CEO Dominic Langan said:
"It will remain very much business as usual for the retailers of these bike brands as they know the dedicated bike sales and product management teams that will move in into Sportline unchanged. The operational facilities for pick, pack and dispatch as used by Madison and Leeda fishing tackle will be shared with Sportline."
Madison is the exclusive distributor in the UK and Ireland for Shimano.
"Madison provides a comprehensive aftermarket service but also supports the Shimano requirements of all bike brands active in the UK, both domestic and international. For Madison to be truly able to perform this role the H Young board of directors has taken the decision to remove any perceived conflicts of interest through the creation of a stand-alone division for the distribution of its bike brands."
Shimano unveils road disc brakes; UCI ratification can't be far behind
The news that Shimano had launched road disc brakes may not have been a massive surprise, but nevertheless may pave the way for the UCI to allow race-use of disc brakes for road bikes...
Good news for walkers and MTBers: Wales may get 'right to roam' law
When we published the news that Wales was planning to unveil a 'right to roam' law – good news for walkers, climbers and mountain bikers – the Welsh Government called and insisted this wasn't the case. Yet. We can expect a definitive announcement later this year, we were told. More on the link above.
Toyota launches 'road bike of the future'
Built in the same workshop as Toyota's Lexus LFA supercar, the car brand revealed a new high-end road bike that it touted as the 'road bike of the future', costing just under £7,000.
Chris Froome's Tour de France win sees Gatorade out of pocket
Lest we forget that this was the month we saw a second consecutive British winner of the Tour de France seal his victory. Gatorade's clever Tour de France tie-in promo grabbed a few headlines, with it refunding (certain) purchases if a Team Sky rider won Le Tour.
In pictures: ATB Sales 2014 bike launch
We went along to the ATB launch at Chipping Norton and had a camera handy - follow the links to see the gallery featuring Wilier and Whyte.
Wiggle reports 20% turnover increase
EBITDA rose 2 per cent for the online cycle retailer, which also revealed that it was targeting growth in Europe, Australasia and the Far East.
Moore Large absorbs Eurobike UK
This month saw big news for Derby companies Moore Large and Eurobike UK, with the latter's staff and brands becoming part of Moore Large.
On Sunday the BBC will be broadcasting extensive coverage of Prudential RideLondon, the Mayor of London’s new weekend festival of cycling.
In addition, full live coverage of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic will be available on the red button.
"To have 4.5 hours of coverage on the BBC in the first year of Prudential RideLondon is fantastic," said event director Hugh Brasher. "The BBC is a huge supporter of the event and the programmes will include highlights from all events and live coverage of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic."
Internationally, coverage will be shown in 111 countries worldwide – including Brazil, Canada, New Zealand and the USA – and on Eurosport in Europe and across the Asia/Pacific region.
Prudential RideLondon comprises four separate events: Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle, Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix, the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic.
In addition, the Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show takes place at ExCeL from 1st to 3rd August.
Next year’s Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling will take place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th August.
The online ballot for places in next year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 will open on Monday 12 August 2013. It will close on 6 January 2014 or when 80,000 registrations have been received.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: "We’re expecting 70,000 cyclists to take part in the first ever Prudential RideLondon this weekend, with many thousands more watching on the streets and millions on their televisions. I am delighted we’ve now been able to confirm the dates for year two, and certain that it is set to become a much-loved event every summer in the capital."
The Telegraph and The London Bike Show are offering four limited edition Tour de France leader jerseys as prizes, courtesy of le coq sportif.
It is part of what the show organisers are calling a heavyweight marketing campaign, including coverage and support through The Telegraph, to back the show. The competition is being promoted at www.Telegraph.co.uk and in The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph.
The 2013 event attracted over 38,000 visitors and organisers are expecting to see an increase in 2014.
Keith Perry, Managing Director of Sport at The Telegraph commented: "The Telegraph are committed to making the 2014 London Bike Show better than ever and will be supporting the event with substantial advertising and editorial resource. We already offer excellent cycling coverage online and in-print and we will continue to extensively support cycling as it continues to grow within the UK."
Earlier this year the Telegraph Media Group acquired a majority stake in London Bike Show organisers VOS Media. The firm recently revealed the launch of the London Triathlon Plus Show to run alongside the show.
Registration for exhibitors is now open for the 2014 North American Handmade Bicycle Show.
To take place from March 14th to 16th at the Charlotte Convention Centre in North Carolina, organisers of the annual handmade exhibition are offering exhibitors an early-bird discount should they submit an application for space before August 9th. Registration is open until February 14th, also the cut-off date for badge registration.
To register at the host hotel, the Westin Charlotte, see here.
The show's website is under development, though updates will appear at 2014.handmadebicycleshow.com in the coming weeks.
British Cycling will be contracting with SweetSpot Group for the delivery of the Tour of Britain from 2014.
A tendering process was managed by The Sports Consultancy. SweetSpot gets a five-year deal.
British Cycling director of Cyclesport and Membership, Jonny Clay, said:
“At the start of this [tendering] process, we wanted to ensure we got the best possible deal for Britain’s cycling fans, to put in place a structure which would help the Tour of Britain graduate into the top division of the global cycling calendar. Of the many responses we received, SweetSpot best demonstrated an understanding of our desire for integrated activity and the strong relationship we would like our national tour to have with our wider programmes and initiatives.
The new agreement brings clarity on the roles and responsibilities of the parties in the strategic direction and delivery of the race over the next five years and puts British Cycling at the heart of the race representing the interests of the sport and maximising the wider benefits a world-class event can bring.
Mick Bennett, director of Cycling at Sweetspot, said: “We are thrilled to be reappointed as British Cycling’s delivery partner for the Tour of Britain for another five years.
“We are proud of the work we have done over the last 10 years in making the Tour of Britain the event it is today and I look forward to working closely with British Cycling to deliver an even brighter future for the race.”
As part of the new deal, SweetSpot will have to organise a women's Tour of Britain.
A three day cycling festival is to be held in Yorkshire as part of next year’s Grand Depart of the Tour de France. The Festival of Cycling will be held from 4th-6th July 2014 at Harewood House near Leeds.
The Tour de France passes through the grounds of Harewood House, one of the great houses of England, during stage one of the Tour, the Saturday stage from Leeds to Harrogate.
The festival will also offer led rides to watch the race from the best vantage points on both stages one and two in Yorkshire. Visitors will also be able enjoy the Tour action on big screens within the grounds.
The Big Sleep in the grounds of Harewood House will offer camping facilities.
An expo will also be staged as part of the event.
Rides available from the festival site will include sportives, a women-only Cycletta, and kids’ events. These mass-participation events will be delivered by Human Race, the UK’s largest mass-participation events company.
Harewood House will also be home to VIP hospitality for corporate guests and individuals.
Christopher Newton, director of Festival of Cycling, said: “The Festival of Cycling will be the hub for the Tour in Yorkshire and the perfect way to witness the race’s unrivalled atmosphere. But it’s not just about watching; our visitors can participate in many different events throughout the weekend – all made easy by on-site camping in the magnificent Harewood grounds.”
Christian Prudhomme, director of the Tour de France, said: "With beautiful venues like Harewood House, there will be some incredible places to watch [the Grand Depart in 2014] and some great ways to get involved."
Vital BMX is to launch a .co.uk domain to cater for the 50,000 monthly uniques from the UK it says land at its .com address monthly.
Launching on August 15th, the website will carry more UK-focused content and offer brands a 'more cost effective way to reach an audience of core riders in the UK.'
Chris Wilmshurst will be the site’s full-time UK Content Manager. Based in Malvern, England, Chris has been a contributor to Vital BMX for the past four years. Additionally, Mark Noble, founder of Ride BMX UK and several other prominent action sports titles, will be a contributing editor.
A Vital statement reads: "The UK has had a strong BMX scene for decades with magazines supporting it throughout. However, as the media landscape has shifted to digital, no site has emerged as the go-to destination. Filling that void and supporting the UK’s riders, brands, and shops is our objective."
To celebrate the launch of Vital BMX UK, we will be hosting a jam on August 31, details of which will be on the site once it has launched.
VitalBMX.com reports that it has over 400,000 monthly unique visitors.
Fifty towns and cities - mostly in northern England - are to get Dutch-style rail station located bike rental schemes, thanks to Abellio, the public transport operator. Abellio runs many bus and rail services in the UK - including Merseyrail, Greater Anglia and Northern Rail - and is the international arm of the Dutch government rail operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen. The first scheme to start is the one on Merseyside, with other towns and cities going live between the end of August and November.
In the Netherlands, train companies discourage transport of bicycles on trains, offering short-term hire bikes instead. Abellio's OV-Fiets network of bike rentals is the model for the Bike&Go scheme. The Netherlands has 230 OV-Fiets locations.
As with the Dutch scheme, Bike&Go will appeal to a core market of daily users who will take bikes to work or home overnight, and return the bikes to the same hire point. A limit of 72 hours continuous hire ensures users don't keep bikes out of circulation by hanging on to them too long.
The towns and cities to get Bike&Go locations include Ipswich, Rotherham, Hexham, Sheffield Meadowhall, Alnmouth, Barnsley, Todmorden (a Singletrack Magazine bike test will happen no doubt), Manchester, Blackburn and Harrogate. There will also be a Bike&Go hire point at London's Liverpool Street station.
In 2009, MPs and Lords from the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group went on a study tour in the Netherlands and were shown the OV Fiets system.
The Bike&Go bikes are made for Abellio by Raleigh.
CSG UK's 2014 Product Launch is just over a week away and - due to high demand - the distributor has extended opening hours in to the evening - as well as adding a highlights presentation and treating dealers to a slap up buffet.
The shows are returning to the venues of the Manchester Velodrome and Mercedes Benz World - the latter has proved so popular that Wednesday spaces are now filled – Thursday hours have been extended into the evening to cope with demand.
Northern Show: National Cycling Centre Manchester:
Sunday 11th August 10am-6pm, presentation 11am
Monday 12th August 10am-6pm, presentation 11am
Southern Show: Mercedes Benz World Weybridge:
Wednesday 14th August 5pm-8pm, REGISTRATIONS NOW CLOSED
Thursday 15th August 10am-8pm, presentation 11am
Friday 16th August 10am-4pm, presentation 11am
Existing dealers, media and new business customers should register at: http://www.cyclingsportsgroup.co.uk/product-launch
The show will see 2014 bicycle lines from Cannondale, GT, Mongoose and Wethepeople, the new GT and Cannondale P&A, Sugoi Spring/Summer ‘14 apparel and lines from Muc-Off, Salt, Xposure and Eclat.
40+-year-old Californian brand GT will be showing the new Fury DH bikes that have been flying high on the World Cup circuit and winning dual National Championship titles under the control of Rachael and Gee Atherton, as well as the all new Sensor and Force 650B trail bikes. GT also have a revamped urban line to support dealers with their daily commuter sales.
Fresh from Peter Sagan winning the Green Jersey at the Tour De France, Cannondale’s highlights will be the all-new Synapse, described by the media as ‘an endurance bike game changer’ and new Evo road models at never-before-seen opening price points.
Charge Bikes will debut an extended but simplified range that the brand is proclaiming to be the most consumer-friendly on the market. They will also show the new Cooker Maxi ‘fat bike’ that has been spied on the web.
Mountain Mayhem is set to return to Gatcombe Park next year, having declared this year's instalment a success.
To be held on the Summer Solstice weekend of June 21st to 22nd, the 16th Mayhem will likely include trackside camping.
“We are very excited about 2014 already” said Patrick Adams, one half of Pacific Edge Events the owner and operator Mountain Mayhem. “Obviously, our first year at a new venue was a learning curve for us. Now we know all the little nuances of the new location we have a lot better idea of what is possible. For instance, we are already working on having trackside camping for next year which we know will please a lot of people.Anyone interested should sign up on our website and Facebook page for regular updates.”
Inspired by the 24 hour Utah Moab, which sadly no longer runs, Mountain Mayhem is growing year on year, according to Jill Greenfield, Patrick’s business partner. She said of the event: "“Patrick and I are always looking to the future of Mayhem. We are over the moon to have been invited back to Gatcombe Park.To be able to hold an event at a location a mountain biker would otherwise be unable to ride is almost unheard of - and what a location!"
Victoria Pendleton has built on her bike range's success with Halfords with a new and exclusive range of girls bikes.
Revealed last week at a press Christmas event, the bikes will be ready for the crucial season. They pick up on Pendleton's retro-look bikes, with step through frames. There are three colours in the line-up (light blue, red and purple), all aimed at girls ages nine to 15.
In unrelated Halfords news, the customers of the retailer have now donated thousands of unwanted bikes to help local communities in Africa in a joint initiative with charity Re~Cycle.
Re~Cycle sends unwanted bikes to Africa providing affordable transport and sustainable employment to people in need. A trade-in event saw 4,300 cycles sent on their way.
Halfords CEO Matt Davies said: “We had an absolutely fantastic response to the event, with many customers simply wanting to donate bikes to a great cause. We felt that this was an exciting way to make a difference by doing something that is closely linked with our business.”
Re~Cycle founder Merlin Matthews added: “In Africa a bike can mean children can get to school, farmers can transport goods to market and health workers can get to communities in need - literally it can mean life, so this generosity is very much appreciated.”
More trade-in events are in the offing.
Since taking on distribution for Giro, Bell, Easton and Blackburn, Zyro has put a team into place to handle the brands.
The team is headed up by brand director Friedrich Schnoor. With over 14 year’s industry experience in British, German and Dutch companies, Schnoor previously worked for Zyro as senior brand manager.
Schnoor said: "It is a great opportunity to look after such fantastic brands, with a host of new products to be launched for 2014 and a strong brand management and sales team in place, this is the start of a new era for the Easton Bell Sports brands in the UK and Ireland."
Working with Schnoor are brand managers Stuart Hayes and Ed Denwood, both with lengthy industry and brand experience.
Stuart Hayes has worked for distribution companies covering the cycle, outdoor and snow sports markets. With diverse experience, from selling, training, brand management and marketing, Hayes has always worked closely with retailers to ensure the brands he represents are communicated effectively to consumers. With in-depth knowledge of the sports footwear market from his time with Superfeet and expertise in the cycle industry from his recent position developing Bern as an urban cycling brand in the UK, Hayes is well equipped to develop Giro Shoes & Apparel and Easton within the UK and Ireland.
Ed Denwood was responsible for the Giro, Bell and Blackburn brands from 2003 to 2010, working his way up to Senior Brand Manger. After three years working for himself, outside the cycle industry, Denwood decided the draw of working with such respected brands as Giro, Bell and Blackburn for the second time was just too much to resist. With such valuable experience in cycle retail and distribution, and his understanding of how the cycle industry operates, as well as his own passion for cycling, Denwood can clearly see how much potential there is for the Giro, Bell and Blackburn brands. Denwood commented: "I’m very happy and excited to be part of the team at Zyro working with the Easton Bell Sports brands again."
Director and owner at Zyro Simon Ellison added: "The Giro, Easton Cycling, Bell and Blackburn brands are known for innovation and have tremendous growth potential in the UK and Ireland. With Friedrich, Stuart and Ed in our team we know that we can take these brands to new heights. We have a dedicated sales force in training and look forward to announcing this team in the near future."
You're busy, we understand this. That's why we've launched an online portal where you can buy your BikeBiz Awards night ticket.
You can do that here.
Tickets cost just £35 and include entrance, two drinks and a hot buffet - plus chance to hobnob with the rest of the trade in an informal gathering.
The Awards take place on Wednesday September 25th at the Hilton Metropole, NEC, Birmingham, the night before the trade day of the NEC Cycle Show 2013.
Ansmann UK is backing the BikeBiz Awards 2013 as Platinum Partner. Event Partners are Suarez, JVC and Cycle-S.O.S. This year Competition Partner is Cycleguard and ISPO Bike is Retail Partner for the Awards.
We'll be announcing your Awards Finalists on Friday.
Are you seeking work within the bicycle business? If so, BikeBiz has a comprehensive list of roles now live on our Jobs Board, found here. You can also now follow @bikebizjobs on Twitter for regular updates.
There are currently 42 different vacancies to be filled on our board, with positions going for those with expertise in sales, marketing, website building, mechanics and as buyers, among others to be filled.
Shop manager positions are now available at Cotswold Cycles and Get Cycling CiC. Further information can be seen here.
If you're handy with the tools, we've seven mechanic roles live at present, with British Cycling, Peter Hansford Cycles, Fat Birds Don't Fly and Pauls Cycles, to name just a few. Full details can be found here.
Chicken Cyclekit are now on the hunt for a warranty and technical employee to work from its Leighton Buzzard headquarters. Find out more here.
Giant are seeking a person with experience in marketing to help drive its business. If you've prior experience in marketing, see here.
Middlesex manufacturer Cuzick Management is on the hunt for a training and development coordinator to work from its Midlands base.
Both Madison and Chain Reaction Cycles are hiring for brand manager roles, which you can read more about here.
There's plenty more opportunities ready to be filled too, so if you're out of work, or just seeking a change, visit our board here.
We're now into Eurobike month, so the majority of the business will surely be far to busy to have clicked any links to cycling videos?
Well, if you've made it this far, perhaps you have one of those day off things? Or maybe you're en route to RideLondon and have an hour to kill? Whatever, you're doing, the sun's shining (mostly), so let us get you geared up and ready to clock up some miles this weekend with a selection of hand picked video highlights from the past week.
First up, one for the speed freaks and the handmade connoisseurs among us courtesy of Donhou.
Next up, Eclat, WeThePeople's parts brand sent its team out to Hong Kong last month and the below video shows the results of placing some of the world's best BMX riders infront of some of the city's more unusual architecture.
Charge Bikes sent a team, made up of Olympic snowboarder Ben Kilner, among others to ride London to Paris. Find out more about their journey below:
Finally, Hiplok has a new video to promote its wearable bike chain. Lightweight enough to be throwing 360s down stairs, robust enough to see your bike secure outside a London pub.
After weeks of intense lobbying from the bicycle trade, the finalists for BikeBiz Awards 2013 have been revealed.
One nominee from each of the 18 categories will receive one of the coveted BikeBiz Awards. The winners will be revealed at the Awards ceremony at the Hilton Metropole, NEC, Birmingham, on Wednesday September 25th – the evening before Cycle Show starts. You can buy your tickets online here.
Ansmann UK is backing the BikeBiz Awards 2013 as Platinum Partner. Event Partners are Suarez, JVC and Cycle-S.O.S. This year Competition Partner is Cycleguard and ISPO Bike is Retail Partner for the Awards.
The Finalists are:
Pearsons Cycles, London
Chain Reaction Cycles
18 Bikes, Derbyshire
Action Bikes, Whitton
Bells Bicycles, Hastings
Condor Cycles, London
Evans Cycles, Waterloo Cut
Bike Distributor: Sales team
Bike Distributor: Marketing Team
P&A Distributor: Sales Team
Fisher Outdoor Leisure
P&A distributor: Marketing Team
Specialist Consumer Print Publication
Specialist Consumer Site
Total Women's Cycling
Coverage by Non Specialist Media
The Evening Standard
Best Use of Social Media
Chain Reaction Cycles
Stolen Bikes UK
Cycle Systems Academy
Cycle Training Wales
Cycling Advocacy Achievement
The Big Pedal (Sustrans/Bike Hub)
Get Britain Cycling Report (All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group)
Go Dutch (LCC)
Sky Ride (British Cycling)
The Times Cycling Petition
An independent panel of at least 50 judges from the trade will select their recommendations for each category. If you’d like to be part of the judging process or have any questions please contact the BikeBiz Awards team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets cost just £35 and include entrance, two drinks and a hot buffet – plus chance to hobnob with the rest of the trade in an informal gathering. You can buy your tickets to the Awards night online here.
Fisher has added LUU lighting to its third party brand portfolio with an exclusive distribution agreement in the UK and Ireland.
Engineered in Korea, LUU use Samsung’s latest Lithium-ion rechargeable battery technology and – we're told – offer a new level in high performance lights for road and trail cycling enthusiasts alike', with the lights smaller and lighter, burning brighter for much longer.
Stock is due to arrive in the UK in early September, with the lights ranging from £89.99 to £379.99. They are are constructed in toughened CNC aluminium casings, feature four constant and three flashing modes, and come with a mains charging unit. Intuitive brackets form a vice-like grip on the handlebar or helmet and use a 90° twist-and-lock mechanism to hold the lights firmly in place, regardless of terrain.
Those interested in becoming a dealer can contact their Fisher territory account manager or call the Telesales team on 01727 798345.