New Bike sales stall as cyclists turn to bike maintenance

Fall and staling in new bike sales seem to correspond to a growth in people accessing bike maintenance information
By: Piranha
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MANCHESTER, U.K. - Nov. 10, 2022 - PRLog -- According to the latest bike sales figures from the Bicycle Association seen by Cycle Maintenance Academy, UK bike sales have fallen by 25% against pre-COVID levels, while eBike sales have stalled from their previous surge.  The one area of growth in new bike sales, however, is eCargo bikes, sales of which increased by 37% in the 12 months to May 2022, compared with the previous year.

Interestingly, this fall and staling in new bike sales seem to correspond to a growth in people accessing bike maintenance information, specifically bike maintenance videos online which suggests the cost-of-living crisis is pushing more cyclists to fix and maintain their existing bikes rather than replacing for new. This growth in home bike maintenance may also have a knock-on effect on people using the services of cycle repair centres as they look to reduce cycling expenditure further.

Arek, founder of The Cycle Maintenance Academy in Manchester has seen for himself the results of these changes in consumer behaviour. The company launched a You Tube Channel dedicated to providing bike maintenance videos aimed at cyclists with various maintenance knowledge levels and since its launch in March 2021 the Channel has reached over 500,000 views on topics such as How to adjust bike disc brakes. (about:blank) How to adjust front suspension on a mountain bike and How to fix a bike puncture (about:blank). The appetite for maintaining your own bike seems to be growing and viewing figures suggests this growth is likely to continue into 2023. To say thank you to all their viewers, Cycle Maintenance Academy is offering free of charge a basic maintenance online course that they have created. This course has previously been on sale at £60 per person. To find out more information and to enrol on the course visit

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