UK Bike Sales Soar

One online retailer has seen bike sales increase by 192 per cent since the start of lockdown.

UK bike sales are soaring during the coronavirus pandemic, with stores around the country seeing a massive increase in demand and new stock selling out immediately upon arrival.

Online retailer Wiggle says its UK sales have increased by 192 per cent since the start of lockdown, while Halfords report a doubling in demand for hybrid bikes, with their share price also up 80 per cent.

The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown has created the perfect storm for more people to get on their bikes. With people working from home and advised against non-essential travel, roads have become quieter, while exercise has remained as one of the only permitted outside activities throughout lockdown. The nice weather experienced in many parts of the country has also contributed.

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