Opinion: Don’t take your local bike shop for granted

As grumbling about the Cycle to Work scheme continues, it’s time for all of us to value our local shop

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Adam Becket
Adam Becket

News editor at Cycling Weekly, Adam brings his weekly opinion on the goings on at the upper echelons of our sport. 

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Good morning, and welcome back to The Leadout. It’s me with your weekly dose of analysis and opinion, although this week I am not coming to you live from Down Under, but merely Bristol. It’s a bit dark and cold, isn’t it. Remember, you can email me on adam.becket@futurenet.com with thoughts, feelings, that kind of thing. This week, we’re steering away from pro cycling and towards the high street.

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Adam Becket
News editor

Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.