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Correction On Meghna & Selle Bassano Deal

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – In yesterday’s newsletter Bike Europe incorrectly announced that Meghna Group and Selle Bassano have entered into a joint venture deal for making saddles and bike bags in Bangladesh. "There is no agreement, no joint venture and no collaboration between Selle Bassano...

Halfords: Explosion of People Rediscovering Cycling

REDDITCH, UK – Following an unprecedented year of growth for its cycle business and an “explosion of people rediscovering cycling” in the UK, Halfords is opening its first new cycling-only store format. Halfords UK (operating completely independent from Halfords NL) reported a 21.3% increase in its ...

Meghna & Selle Bassano Enter Joint Venture Deal

DHAKA, Bangladesh – Meghna Group and Selle Bassano have entered into a joint venture deal for making saddles and bike bags in Bangladesh. According to a local newspaper report the agreement was signed at last month’s Eurobike. Meghna will own 70 percent, while Selle Bassano the rest of Selle Bassano...

Dutch Gazelle Fights Online Price Dumping

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – Gazelle announced that it will uphold its dealers to the condition in its contract with respect to the name of their webshop domain name (URL). From 1st of July 2015 onwards Gazelle will hold its dealers to the conditions in their contract that the URL of the webshop has...

Shimano Gives Cycling Advocacy Stronger Voice

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Shimano joined the Cycling Industry Club; the bike industry’s advocacy initiative. Agreements were signed today and with this the biggest company in the business contributes significantly in giving cycling advocacy a stronger voice. Shimano enlisted as a member of the Cycling Ind...

Trelock Restarts Production in Germany

MUNSTER, Germany - Responding to the call for more flexibility by the largest bike manufacturers in Europe, lights, locks and e-bike control system producer Trelock is restarting production in Germany. Already this year that production restart is taking place. The parts and accessories maker has del...

European Commission: 70,000 Jobs in Bike Industry

BRUSSELS, Belgium – “The Union industry contributes significantly to technological innovation and spin offs, such as the recently developed EPACs that would not be economically viable without having a bicycle industry in the Union.” This says the European Commission in its anti-dumping review of Jun...

Italian Brands Less Prominent at Expobici

PADOVA, Italy –The international showcase of the Italian bicycle industry, Expobici, saw a successful edition last weekend. From September 19 - 22 the demo day and show made clear that the traditional Italian bicycles companies took another step back in favour of foreign brands. The first brands vis...

Endura Winners in HSBC Connections Competition

LIVINGSTON, Scotland - Scottish bike clothing and accessories brand Endura has been selected as one of two SME National Winners in the HSBC Global Connections Competition, an initiative to find the UK's most innovative and forward thinking companies. This year's competition has seen national winners...

USA E-bike Market Bigger than Expected

HOLLY RIDGE, USA - With a population of more than 316 Million people, buying about 15 million normal bicycles most years, and a demographic that is shifting to an older, but active generation of baby boomers…the USA seems a natural market for electric powered two wheelers. The European market, a...

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