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Bike Supply Won’t Fully Recover Before Mid-2021 – At Best!

A lengthy article recently published in the USA trade magazine Bicycle Retailer and Industry News (BRAIN) is a sobering reality check for...

Tour de France 2020 Was Remarkable, Both On and Off the Bike

Against all odds and a backdrop of an exponentially growing second wave of Coronavirus in France, the 2020 Tour de France proved...

National Battery Stewardship Scheme Will Lead to Levy on Batteries

On 4th September 2020 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) granted to the Battery Stewardship Council (BSC) the two authorisations necessary...

First Data of Covid Bike Boom in June and July Import Figures

Bicycle import figures are now in for June and July and the expected surge is starting to appear in the data.

How Sustainable are Bicycle Tyres and Tubes?

Anna’s most recent blog provided some initial discussion around the sustainability and ethics of cycling products, primarily focusing on cycling kit and...

BIA to Lobby for Faster Ebikes in Australia

In April this year, Bicycle Industries Australia (BIA) requested feedback from importers on the preferred maximum speed for power-assisted pedal bicycles in...

Will This Brand Become the Tesla of Bicycles?

Dutch bicycle company VanMoof has just raised a further US$40 million (A$54.4 million) to bring its total capital raising so far to...

Sub 7kg Ebike Sets New Guinness World Record

Mechanical engineer Dennis Freiburg from Germany has set the Guinness World Record for the lightest ever e-bike prototype with a design that...

Further Data Confirms Scale of Bike Sales Surge

As every bicycle industry member knows, demand for bicycles has surged since March. But with the vast majority of bike businesses being...

How Well Do You Manage Your Time?

No matter how wealthy or successful we become, we cannot buy any more hours in the day. We all have exactly the...

All Bike Industry Members Urged to Share New Cycling Campaign Ads

Australia’s peak cycling advocacy group, We Ride Australia has just launched a new animated cartoon campaign to urge local councils to improve...

Ireland’s ‘Astonishing’ Boost for Cycling and Walking

A former bike shop owner has secured a substantial financial settlement for active travel in the Republic of Ireland. For the next...

How’s Business? – October 2020

Welcome to our monthly chat with bike shop owners across Australia and New Zealand. Unfortunately, stock shortages continued to...
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Drive More Customers To Your Shop With Podium

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Three Retailers Share Why They Offer Consumer Finance

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How BikeExchange Will Partner With You in a Post Covid-19 Future

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Opinion

Let’s Seize This Golden Opportunity!

Clearly we’ve seen a global tragedy unfold over the first half of 2020. At the time of writing this (23rd July 2020)...

Increased Global Bicycle Demand Could Mean Re-Stocking Delays for Australia

It’s becoming apparent to me that the Covid-19 related bike boom will have two distinct phases and that the second phase will...

Here Are Five Reasons Why Covid-19 Represents an Opportunity for Our Industry

We’re still only a few months into the Covid-19 Pandemic and things continue to change at a rapid...

How to Improve Your Bike Store’s Appeal for Women

Whist females sadly comprise only a small percentage of overall cyclists in Australia they are, nonetheless, an important audience for all bike...

Equipping Your Customers for Their Next Adventure

In last month’s blog, we heard from two local retailers about their identification of the need to equip local cyclists for new...

Two Dealers See Opportunities Ahead for Bicycle Tourism

By Anna Gurnhill This month I spoke with two local bike retailers about their perspectives on bicycle tourism, and...

Customers Who Stay Longer in Your Shop Spend More!

How do you create a welcoming space where cyclists, including bicycle tourists, will visit more frequently, stay longer and spend more?

Three Simple Ways to Attract More Bicycle Tourists to Your Business

Those elusive bicycle tourists – Who are they? Where are they coming from? How do they hear about you and support your...

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