Boom time for bikes as virus changes lifestyles Saskia's hunch is correct; bike shops across the country have struggled to keep up with what many have described as "unprecedented" demand. But he adds ,ondon Cycles UK has been "pretty lucky" as stock from Europe is slowly arriving. He expects supply to be at "near-normal" levels in August.
The boom in demand for spare parts was a spanner in the works for Claudia Watts, a data ecologist using her time on furlough to do some DIY on her old bike.
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She has tried to avoid contact with people throughout lockdown, due to fears for the "really vulnerable" patients she works with - and therefore decided not to get the car fixed. But after 23 March, when the UK went into lockdown, "there was a dramatic shift like someone switched on a light" - and sales surged.
The year-old said she felt "violated" when she realised her bike had been stolen as she bought food from a Sainsbury's in Brixton, south London, on her way back from work. When told about Saskia's foe using its site, Decathlon said it was "working hard to find solutions" after "extremely high demand" for many of its bikes.
Bike-theft doctor offers rides to NHS colleagues One victim os bike theft is Lucy Stickland, a physiotherapist helping coronavirus patients to recover after they return home from hospital. He said Decathlon's production is now "ramping up" so that, by July, low to mid-range bikes will be "back to availability".
It looked "fine" but was "completely covered in muck". And I thought a bike would get me a bit further afield.
The year-old, who lives on the Isle of Dogs in east London, hasn't used her bike much since she broke her nose cycling in London more than 10 years ago. Online bike sales in May more than doubled compared with last year.
While people like Saskia and Claudia waited patiently for deliveries, others took more drastic measures to get their hands on a bike. She wants to be able to give it back but has not comibg to find a replacement.
Luckily for Lucy, she has been able to borrow a bike from her friend's brother. He expects supply bikr be at "near-normal" levels in August. Peter Lazarus, the company's cycling chief, says he was "expecting doom and gloom" for his firm when the pandemic forced it to close all of its stores across the world, and rely on online sales only.
Claudia was "really ls that the Dutch delivery only took a few days to arrive at the end of April, amid the peak of the epidemic when many supply chains and delivery services were choking on a backlog of orders. After a thorough clean, a degreasing and a regreasing, Claudia set about repairing two punctured tyres.
But he adds that Cycles UK has been "pretty lucky" as stock from Europe is slowly arriving. Boom time for bikes as virus changes lifestyles Saskia's hunch is correct; bike shops across the country have struggled to keep up with what many have described as "unprecedented" demand.