All about bicycles, pedelecs, technology and safety in the press

In our daily work as we deal with bicycle safety, technology and user manuals we come across lots of safety risks. The most frequent ones are published in articles of the leading German special-interest magazines TOUR – Europas Rennrad-Magazin Nr. 1, BIKE – Das Mountainbike Magazin Europas Nr. 1 and E-Bike – Das Pedelec-Magazin to make this information important for the sector accessible to a wider public.

For many years now the Eurobike Show Daily accompanying the annual international Eurobike Show has given us the opportunity to publish our perspective on major developments in the cycle industry in full-page articles.

We also speak regularly in independent lectures about all topics relating to bicycle technology and bicycle market. In addition, we are regularly cited by further special-interest magazines or trade journals as well as more and more by radio and television and in their media reports, which shows us that we are completely right with our information. The section NEWS informs you about the latest news from our specialist fields. The reports and publications of this section are listed chronologically or according to topics of interest.

TOUR 01/2006

Top job

"Make sure you get a decent training on the job" - this may sound smug, but is correct. Also when it comes to bicycle-related jobs. Seven examples

There are many career changers working in the bike sector - no wonder, as the jobs in this sector are as divers as the bike types existing. A hobby-triathlete opens a bike shop, a former professional cyclist is in charge of his former bike sponsor's marketing. This may work in some cases - often, however, such career changers are overchallenged without a sound training. In order to work out a conclusive markteting concept or to repair a bike expertly, it is usually not enough to have been a fast cyclist.

It is worthwhile checking out the different opportunities before deciding for one job or another - you may come across new job concepts you would never have expected in the bike sector. One thing is for sure: Opportunities to turn your hobby into your profession are almost everywhere if you just look closely enough. We talked to seven people who combined their passion for bikes with a sound training on the job and who are now working in their dream job.

Authors: Carola Felchner, Dirk Zedler

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