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Future buys Cyclingnews.com for £2.2m : Bike Biz

Future’s Bikeradar.com expands with addition of world’s premier roadie website Future Publishing of Bath has acquired the Australia-based international website Cyclingnews.com from Knapp Communications Pty Ltd.

Future recently bought the GPS-enabled Bikely.com to roll into its Bikeradar.com website.

Last year Future poached Cyclingnews.com staffers John Stevenson and Dr Jeff Jones, a former journo world cycling champion.

Well … this is certainly great for Gerard Knapp and Bill Henderson (if he still has any involvement with cyclingnews.com), but what will it mean for us? From looking at the splash/announcement page currently on bikeradar.com, I hope it doesn’t mean a drastic change in the look-and-feel of cyclingnews.com to make it splashier and more appealing to “lifestyle” cyclists.