On yer bike: cycling industry out-pedalled by demand

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On yer bike: cycling industry out-pedalled by demand

Bicycles have gone viral since the advent of Covid-19, with leading manufacturer seeing a 140% jump in sales

AFP

Cycling is booming across the globe as people seek to avoid crowded buses and trains on their commute in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic — or get back into shape after long months of lockdown.

But with bicycle sales exploding in many countries, the craze has left manufacturers and retailers out-pedalled by demand.

In Paris, where mayor Anne Hidalgo has been working hard to put cycling on the map, vastly increasing the number of bike lanes in recent years, would-be buyers often have to wait weeks for a new ride...

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