Trade

As we recently reported here, and here there is a global boom going on right now in the world of bike share, particularly in China.

Bosch eBike Systems Australia staff have just concluded a three month national tour involving 15 dealer training sessions across nine cities.

In a joint press release by GPO Apollo Bicycles and Southcott Pty Limited Cycle Division released on Thursday 8th June, Southcott advised that after 85 years it has decided to exit the cycle industry with effect from 30 September 2017.

Brand and sales manager for Queensland based wholesaler FE Sports Dave Mohr has decided to move on from the bike industry after a long career spanning three different bicycle companies.

KASK has just announced that they will be opening an office in Melbourne from October 2017.

Australia’s largest cycling organisation, Bicycle Network which has approximately 50,000 members, is about to cease publishing their magazine, Ride On. The last issue will be mailed out in late June.

Industry veteran Craig Kilpatrick who had many years with Apollo Bicycles and some recent stints in bicycle retailing has joined Go-Easy Australia.

Shimano Australia has been appointed the distributor for Lazer Eyewear in Australia from 1st June 2017 onwards.

Highly regarded road cycling publication Ride Cycling Review is soon to no longer be published as a print magazine.

It looks like the much anticipated removal of the $1,000 GST exemption threshold on imported goods is going to be delayed.

A relatively new web platform called Bike Chaser is looking to compete with the market dominating Bike Exchange as a place where Australian bicycle dealers can market themselves and their products to potential customers online.

Brisbane based retail chain 99 Bikes will be opening its 33rd Store on Thursday 4th May.

One of America’s best known bicycle figures is flying to Australia to speak at the Australian Bicycle Summit which will be held in Brisbane on Friday, 12th May.

After last year’s 10% decline in the number of bicycles imported into Australia, it appears that 2017 is continuing to get off to a solid start, following the release of February’s data.

In a letter to dealers dated 7th April, Advance Traders General Manager Andrew Garnsworthy advised them that they would no longer be distributing Lapierre in Australia, effective from the 30th June 2017