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                    Wheels of fortune
Barry Denny on how lockdown has brought mixed news for his rural cycle business, Maglia Rosso
When lockdown was announced back in March the government made it clear that bike shops could remain open as long as they exercised social distancing measures. Many thought this a strange move, but the rationale was that many people would want to cycle as part of their daily exercise and as a virus-free method of transport.
It turns out this thinking was spot on, as bike shops all over the country have been very busy, and that includes Maglia Rosso. Not only have we been very busy fixing bikes that have been stored in the shed for ages, but also selling new bikes across the age spectrum - bikes for kids and their
parents and grandparents, mountain bikes, hybrids, road bikes and electric assist bikes, thanks in some part to our advertising in the Bury & West Suffolk magazine. Of course the excellent spring weather has helped and we are pleased that so many people have discovered, or in many cases rediscovered, the joys of cycling.
We are very optimistic that this resurgence in cycling will continue when things get back to nearer normal, especially as it makes such a good contribution not only to health but also environmental matters. Of course, it's not been all good news, as
our Country Café has been completely closed through the lockdown and will remain so until the guidelines change, and our newly launched Wigwam Holiday Cabins, which were just starting to bring in bookings for the summer holidays have also been closed since March 23.
However, we are very optimistic that as they offer self-catering holidays, with each cabin having its own kitchen, toilet and shower room, and in the beautiful Suffolk countryside, they will prove very popular later in the summer as just about the safest form of holiday possible for couples and families.
 Barry Denny outside Maglia Rosso
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