This is a trade facing website. Visit the ACTís consumer site for information and advice on cycling and find your local independent cycle retailer.
The Association of Cycle Traders
This is a trade facing website.
Visit the ACTís consumer site at

Search News

Results: 1-10 of 1618

13 Dec 2018

Cycling's contribution to stopping climate change

12 Dec 2018

A combined bookshop, café, deli & homeware shop based in St Boswells, in the rural Scottish Borders, has been named Britain's Best Small Shop of 2018 at an event at the Houses of...

11 Dec 2018

Peak District based Juicy has joined forces with popular European brand Neomouv to better respond to the needs of the growing ebike market. 

10 Dec 2018

To promote the coming-soon loyalty, gifting and promotions app - booost, a competition was run offering retailers free access and prizes.

7 Dec 2018

Invest in your staff this Christmas

7 Dec 2018

From Monday 10th of December until 31st of January 2019 all paying ActSmart subscribers can save a third on all in-store workshop stationery and POS materials.

7 Dec 2018

Madison announced the immediate distribution of the smart Cosmo Connected Bike Light to retailers across the UK and Ireland.

7 Dec 2018

Opening hours over the Christmas break and information about our Christmas and New Year promotion.

5 Dec 2018

Earlier this year Cycling Weekly and MBR set out to find Britain's Best Bike Mechanics in association with Park Tool and supported by British Cycling, with the final held at ATG Training's new...

4 Dec 2018

Criterium Cycles owner lists three fundamentals that make a successful bike shop

Back to news menu

Cycles sales on the up again?

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News


Bike Europe claims that the summer of 2018 has contributed greatly to the soaring sales.

Bike Europe has reported that the Nordic countries and the Netherlands have had skyrocketing e-bike sales while there has been a monumental double-digit growth in Germany.

E-bike sales in Sweden are up by 53% with help from the government's subsidy on the purchase of an electric bicycle. This is pushing e-bikes sales to over 100,000 units this year. In Denmark, sales are predicted to pass the 40,000 units mark, while in Finland a doubling in e-bikes is reported. These strong figures across Europe speak to the great summer of 2018 and the markets in the Netherlands and Germany.

Dynamo Retail Group released a recent survey involving 286 Dutch stores which revealed results with regards to sales in the 2018 season. The ten months from January in 2018 had a 12.8% in total turnover, on average per store. The sales of e-bikes and city e-bikes in particular was said to have boosted the turnover, which grew by 37.7%. e-MTBs also demonstrated a strong growth in the first ten months with 45.8%. The sale of regular city bikes increased by 7.1%, with roadrace bikes climbing to 20%.

Germany probably has seen the biggest e-bike market growth taking the market in stride. Data from the industry association Zweirad-Industrie-Verband (ZIV) outlined that the sale of electric bikes increased by a total of 19%, resulting in a total sale of 720,000 e-bikes. ZIV reported in 2018 that the first half of the year saw a growth of 19% pushing e-bike sales to over 850,000 units. ZIV has forecasted that in 2019, Germany will see the one million units mark being passed.

Bike Europe's insight report into bike sales and the bicycle market have not considered the UK's bike market. What are your thoughts on the UK's market space in 2018? Leave your thoughts and comments below.

Back to news menu

Add a comment

The ACT will not share your email address with anyone and it will not be published on the website.