Read latest CI.N Trade Journal online

The latest edition of CyclingIndustry.News’ Trade Journal is now available for download.

Those receiving the print edition may have notice a small, but overdue change; our physical magazine is now fully recyclable, including the packaging that each issue is delivered in.

With the news that Belgium has moved to reduce the tax paid on bicycle sales we kick off this issue by asking five UK bike retail bosses whether the same applied in the UK could aid sales at a time where it could be argued that the transport habits of the masses need an adjustment.

A highly recommended feature from this edition explores the bike market’s apparently clear opportunity to tap into the disability market. We learn that 33% of disabled people would like to be mobile by bicycle or adapted tricycle. Laura Laker, who last week uncovered difficulty in tapping into the plus £1,000 cycle to work limit, has the story.

Another market touted as very much worth tapping into is the gravel segment, something that we detail on page 54 with the help of expert Paul Errington.

Over in Vietnam Jo Beckendorff set about exploring Vaude’s expansion. With the ink barely dry on a new distribution deal with Raleigh CI.N gets the inside line on what this accessories giant is doing to offset its manufacturing impact.

Our cover stars Ultimate Sports Engineering join Gazelle and Brompton in a series of features exploring everything from securing prime retail locations, through to getting set up on lighting stocks ahead of winter.

There’s plenty more too, including the first heads up on the CI.N 2019 Independent Retail Channel Study. To enquire about how your business can benefit from exclusive data as a partner, contact the editor here.