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December is usually a strong month for children’s bicycle sales in the UK, but this wasn’t enough to overturn the deficit. – Photo Halfords

Halfords bicycle sales well below pre-pandemic levels

REDDITCH, England - Halfords has reported a 5.1% dip in its Q3 cycling sales compared to the same period last year. More concerning is that the UK...

The lightweight device contains a 250-watt motor with 50Nm torque, and a battery that has a range of up to 60km. – Photo Skarper

Start-up partners with Red Bull Advanced Technologies on e-bike...

LONDON, England - Newcomer Skarper has developed a retrofit solution to turn any bicycle into an e-bike. What started with the backing of six-time...

Although several names were mentioned as potential investors for WiggleCRC, it has turned out to be difficult to find a new owner in the short term. – Photo WiggleCRC

WiggleCRC closes international webshops

PORTSMOUTH, UK - Recent developments at WiggleCRC have taken a dramatic course as the company announced it will close down all its international...

“The fact that chargers were still for sale reinforces the need for urgent changes to the law, strict enforcement and penalties,” says UK consumer safety charity, Electrical Safety First. – Photo Wish.com

Regulation required to ban unsafe e-bike battery chargers and...

LONDON, UK - Quality issues with e-bike battery chargers have caused reasons for concern in the UK but also in EU countries. One of the largest...

Halfords reports that a challenging market, weak consumer confidence and unfavourable weather conditions have impacted its cycling sales performance in the first half of the 2024 financial year. - Photo Shutterstock

Small silver lining for Halfords as cycling division underperforms

REDDITCH, England - Alongside mainland Europe, bike sales in the UK have taken a market-adjusting dip this year. Retail giant Halford has reported...

Co-CEO’s Albert Nassar (l.) and Elliott Wertheimer outline the future of VanMoof. – Photo Lavoie

VanMoof enters next chapter; new owner Lavoie outlines strategy

WOKING, UK - The bankruptcy of VanMoof this summer caused a lot of commotion in the bicycle industry. Since the confirmation of the take-over of the...

As stated in their manifesto, Intra Drive’s focus on addressing the climate emergency has three core components. – Photo Intra-Drive

Nature on the Board: Intra Drive to appoint Nature as a Director

EDINBURGH, UK - The concept is not new anymore, but seldomly seen in the bicycle industry. Scottish e-bike technology startup Intra-Drive has...

The Raleigh Bicycle Company is one of the oldest bicycle manufacturers in the world and has been in Accell Group’s hands since 2012. – Photo Raleigh

Raleigh cuts UK jobs in move to align with Accell Group

NOTTINGHAM, England - Citing a challenging market, UK bike manufacturer Raleigh is cutting jobs and relocating its headquarters. The measures are...

“E-bikes are expected to outgrow car sales by 2025 in Europe,” says Laka CEO and co-founder (centre).  The company currently insures over €100 million worth of e-bikes and bicycles with tens of thousands of customers across Europe. – Photo Laka

UK e-bike insurer Laka raises €7.6 million and acquires French...

LONDON, England - Laka, an insurtech providing a range of insurance and circular economy services to e-bike riders, cyclists and companies has...

Black Friday has already started at Chain Reaction Cycles. – Photo Chain Reaction Cycles

Next insolvency announced in unfolding Signa Sports drama

BERLIN, Germany - The inevitable announcement of the end of online retail giant Signa Sports United N.V. has come after a period of endless...