“One of the most important days of my life was when I learned to ride a bicycle.” – Michael Palin


An Uber move into cycling could spark a sell-off

Confidence in the UK new bicycle sector is low as Brexit and new tech encroaches on retailers.


Tech Innovators 2014: Blaze takes tech onto the road for urban cyclists

If you see the blinking image of a green bicycle moving into your peripheral vision, chances are it is the work of tech start-up Blaze.


The Kickstarter campaign now taking its cycle product to the masses

From a raw prototype developed as part of a final year degree piece, the Blaze Laserlight is now being manufactured in China and is backed by Index Ventures and the Branson family.


Branson family and Index Ventures lead $500,000 investment into bicycle hardware business Blaze

Urban cycling company Blaze has netted a $500,000 investment to help fund the expansion of its product range and growth outside of the UK.


Planet X Bikes plots expansion course ahead of 2014 Tour de France UK visit

As the UK is increasingly swept up in Bradley Wiggins mania, Sheffield-based Planet X Bikes is gearing up for rapid growth on the back of a new funding package.


Encore Capital offloads Probikekit.com to The Hut Group

The Hut Group has continued with its acquisition drive by acquiring Probikekit.com from Encore Capital and the company's management team.


Raleigh cycles over to Accell Group for £62 million

Accell Group, which owns bike brands including Hercules, Lapierre and Torker, has beaten off competition from the likes of industrial company Pon to land Raleigh.


Wiggle rides over to Bridgepoint

Online cycling retailer Wiggle has been acquired by Bridgepoint in a £180 million deal that sees ISIS Equity Partners exit its five year investment in the business.


ISIS jumps on bike bandwagon

ISIS Equity Partners has paid £5.7 million for a stake in Fisher Outdoor Leisure, backing the bicycle parts and accessories distributor’s £13.5 million management buyout.