Cycle Sales in Guernsey Soar for Christmas

Buyers are looking to improve their fitness and save on petrol bills on Channel island of Guernsey by buying bicycles, including electric models.

Published: 29-Dec-2006

Ian Brown's Cycle Shop reported a 30% increase over the festive season, with rivals Adventure Cycles and Cycleworld also reporting an upsurge in trade.

"It's very pleasing," said Mr Brown. "It's been sustained, good business since the summer finished."

He said there could be many reasons for the increase, but suggested a trend towards buying gifts based on outdoor activities and fitness could have been one.

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