<b>United Kingdom 2005:</b> A Mixed Picture

MAARSSEN, The Netherlands – In 2003, the UK bike trade was boosted by months and months of gloriously fine weather. In 2004, the heavens opened and tills failed to ring. Joke bikes like Raleigh’s Chopper and Pacific’s Sting-Ray were almost the only silver linings among a lot of dark clouds. In 2005, the weather was