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Wiggle is Struggling to Find Large Enough Premises

UK based bicycle industry mail order giant Wiggle has outgrown its home town of Portsmouth, on the south coast of England.

Wiggle says it is looking outside the area as no properties on the market in Portsmouth are large enough to meet its needs.

They currently have approximately 9,500 square metres of warehouse space, but are looking for 30,000 square metres.

22nd August 2014 · Leave a Comment · More »

Editorial

Here’s An Opportunity For You

I write editorials like this sparingly. In fact the only previous one was back in August 2013 when I asked you to help Victorian bike shop mechanic Michael Blyth who had just become a paraplegic in a mountain biking accident.

19th August 2014 · Leave a Comment · More »

How's Business?

How’s Business?

It looks like this winter has been extra cold right across Australia, (or are we all just getting a bit soft?), based upon the feedback of the six shops we called for this month’s ‘How’s Business?’

19th August 2014 · Leave a Comment · More »

Trade Talk

Steve Paraskevas Promoted to CEO

Melbourne based Steve Paraskevas has been promoted to CEO at Sheppard Industries Limited effective from 1st August.

19th August 2014 · Leave a Comment · More »

Trade Talk

CLIF Bar Distribution Moves from Shimano to Velo Vita

On 7th August Velo Vita announced that it would be the new distributor of CLIF Bar & Company’s energy and endurance brands CLIF Bar, CLIF Shot Bloks and CLIF Shot Gel, for sporting goods stores across Australia.

19th August 2014 · Leave a Comment · More »

Trade Talk

Novel New Event May Spike Summer Light Sales

Ride the Night will be a new mass participation cycling event with a difference. It will be held on Sunday 1st Feb 2015, starting and midnight and running through to dawn.

19th August 2014 · Leave a Comment · More »

Trade Talk

Photos of Shimano’s Huge New HQ Under Construction

Way back in our December 2012 edition of Bicycling Trade we ran a feature entitled, ‘Inside Shimano Australia Cycling’. It included a photo of CEO Matt Bazzano standing beside a property developer’s sign for a large block of land that they’d purchased.

19th August 2014 · Leave a Comment · More »

Shop Talk

Life in the Swift Lane

Jonathan Cantwell is a man in a hurry. He talks fast, thinks fast and races bikes fast.

19th August 2014 · Leave a Comment · More »

Shop Talk

A Store is Born… Before During and After Photos

Quite some time ago Darius Salkunas, Emi Ubaldi and Wade Thorpe of The Freedom Machine bought Richmond Cyclery, which was founded and

19th August 2014 · Leave a Comment · More »

Shop Talk

Electric Bike Centre Moves and Expands

Daniel Whiting has expanded his Electric Bike Centre with the opening of a new 200 m2 retail premises at Kawana, Qld. Kawana is a new planned urban centre on the Sunshine Coast about 95 km north of Brisbane. The new store will be right next to a huge new regional hospital scheduled to open in 2016.

19th August 2014 · Leave a Comment · More »