One of the Australian bicycle industries’ largest, oldest and most highly respected wholesalers has just been sold. Bikecorp was formed approximately 30 years ago when Geoff Ward, Geoff Haydon and Kevin Mitchell joined forces with Rio Marui, the Japanese based owner of Tioga and other global bike brands.
Bicycling Trade recently received advice from Mr Gabriel du Plessis of Blue Globe Alliance, the Queensland based Australian agent for Van Nicholas titanium bicycles that Van Nicholas has been taken over by the Accell Group.
Avantiplus is well underway with a significant program in upgrading its Avantiplus concept store network.
The first two of these are in Cairns and Hobart. According to Chris Newman, Retail Development Manager for Avantiplus, which is part of Sheppard Cycles Australia, the Hobart store opened in November 2013 and Cairns in July 2013.