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Bicycle Wholesalers Share Their Thoughts on Current Situation

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2020 Yearbook Coming Soon! Last Chance to Update Your Listing

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New Dates and Bigger New Venue for Handmade Bicycle Show Australia

After two successful years at the historic North Melbourne Meat Markets, the Handmade Bicycle Show Australia (HBSA) is moving to a new...

It’s Not Just Bicycles and Toilet Paper in Short Supply

Recently my wireless keyboard started doing thisssssssssss, as they have a habit of doing after 12 months or so in our throw...

Australian Bicycle Imports Down for March 2020

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Do You Take Personal Responsibility for Your Business?

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Mavic Placed Into Receivership

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Shimano Cycling Sales Down 15% for Jan to March

For the quarter ended 31st March 2020, Shimano’s net sales from the bicycle components segment decreased 15.4%, compared like-for-like with the same...

French & UK Governments Subsidising Bicycle Repairs

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Colnago, Italy’s Iconic Brand, Sold to Abu Dhabi Investment Fund

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Shimano Files Patent for Artificial Intelligent System to Detect Parts Wear

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You Can Now Sign a Petition Calling for Safer Cycling

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Two New Cycling Friendly Initiatives by NSW Government Total $35 million

In an announcement reported in the Sydney Morning Herald on Friday 8th May, Mr Stokes announced a further $15 million to encourage...

Six New ‘Temporary’ Cycleways for Sydney

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City of Melbourne Gets Proactive About Cycling

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Over 100 Prominent Australian Thought Leaders Call for More Cycling

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We Ride Australia’s Bicycle Summit Announced, But USA Tour Cancelled

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How’s Business – June 2020: Special Expanded Edition!

It was already obvious from last month’s How’s Business responses that the Covid-19 virus has caused an unprecedented boom in demand for...
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Increased Global Bicycle Demand Could Mean Re-Stocking Delays for Australia

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How to Improve Your Bike Store’s Appeal for Women

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Four Children Killed, ‘Riding Bikes’

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Customers Who Stay Longer in Your Shop Spend More!

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