Halfords faces ‘acute’ bike supply challenges amid Covid disruption

The Bicycle Association said: “Most bicycles in the world are manufactured in East Asia, and even those which are assembled in the EU often require components shipped from that region. This extended supply chain does mean that, even in normal circumstances, delivery times are long.

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