Soggy British Summer Leaves Halfords’ Bicycle Sales Washed Out

Halfords controls about 20 percent of the 1 billion-pound ($1.5 billion) U.K. cycling market which has grown rapidly due to the rising popularity of endurance cycling, especially among middle-aged men.

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Britain’s wet summer took a toll on sales at the country’s biggest bicycle seller as fewer people took to the roads because of rainy weather.

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