Australia

  • Corporate vehicles: a cycling strategy

    by - Jan 17, 2012
    Corporate sector investment into cycling is diverse and fragmented. It could be the CFO of a major financial institution purchasing his first Colnago, an IT company sponsoring a local cycling club or a law firm providing...
  • Is Tour of Australia needed for Down Under’s rise?

    by - Jan 11, 2012
    Watching Special Broadcasting Service’s (SBS) live coverage of the Australian national road cycling championships last weekend, it was impossible to ignore the weight of UCI WorldTour team jerseys. Whether Australia is a globally competitive road cycling...
  • Fuel Performance: changing gears of bicycle business

    by - Jan 5, 2012
    As commerce increasingly migrates to online ‘pure play’ platforms, the reactions from high street businesses are diverse as the stores themselves. Cycling iQ speaks to one bicycle industry player with a dual-mode model that hedged against...
  • Spinning: BIA holds position in PC stoush

    by - Dec 13, 2011
    The Australian Government’s Productivity Commission report on the ‘Economic Structure and Performance of the Australian Retail Industry’ was made public last week. The bicycle industry’s wholesale peak body, Bicycle Industries Australia, wasted no time in delivering...
  • GreenEDGE launch

    by - Dec 10, 2011
    Following a novel training session with the Melbourne Storm rugby league team yesterday, cyclists from the Australian GreenEDGE professional cycling team were today presented to a small crowd outside Melbourne’s Town Hall by Lord Mayor, Robert...
  • More Wiggle room: UK online retailer settling into Australian home

    by - Nov 24, 2011
    Wiggle, the UK-based e-commerce giant that last year claimed to ship more than 400 individual parcels per day to Australia, has announced a partnership with two bicycle “service points” in Sydney and Melbourne. In an email...
  • Vertical limit: 10 years on, the first cracks appear

    by - Nov 11, 2011
    Year 2001. Taiwanese OEM production hummed along, retail prices were buoyant, and cycling was enjoying an upswing in popularity across the Asia-Pacific region. However, as the new millennium’s first decade matured, so too did a trio...
  • Super Retail: opposites detract

    by - Nov 1, 2011
    Last month Cycling iQ analyzed Flight Centre Limited, the Australian-based global travel agency that, in 2008, diversified into selling bicycles domestically. Super Retail, another publicly-listed Australian enterprise best known for its ‘Super Cheap Auto’ automotive accessories...
  • Flight Centre: travel agent turns bicycle retailer

    by - Oct 18, 2011
    Founded in 1981 by Graham Turner, Flight Centre – today, Australia’s largest travel agency – is an extremely diversified group of companies. Amongst its portfolio of 36 mostly travel-related brands, a bicycle division is taking flight....Read More
  • Australian Retail Cycle Traders Association

    by - Sep 29, 2011
    Amongst the 220 delegates attending the inaugural Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress in Brisbane, peak bodies of the Australian bicycling industry were also contributing. Retail Cycle Trade Association Executive Officer Graham Bradshaw met with Cycling iQ to explain...