Ribble's bike sales rocket by 61 per cent after Rio Olympics

Sportive bike sales jump by 85 per cent, while general sales also increase by 45 per cent

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While Halfords has seen a five per cent boost in sales after the Olympics, Ribble Cycles has enjoyed a much bigger boost from the exploits of Team GB, reporting increased sales of up to 85 per cent in some categories.

The Lancashire-based company has seen a 61 per cent increase in bike sales since the start of the Olympics compared to the same period last year, while total sales were up 45 per cent.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.