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Cycling boom sees Halfords take on 500 workers

The growth in interest in cycling has boosted Halfords. Picture: Getty

The growth in interest in cycling has boosted Halfords. Picture: Getty

  • by ROGER BAIRD
 

Halfords is to create 500 jobs as it looks to keep up with the country’s flourishing interest in cycling.

The firm, which employs 12,000 staff at 465 Halfords stores and 303 Autocentres garages, said the most recent quarter saw cycling sales jump by 21.3 per cent on a like-for-like basis, with premium bikes up 35.1 per cent. It has benefited from demand for bikes designed by former world champion Chris Boardman

 

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