Brands Featured

  • halfords.com
  • evanscycles.com
  • wiggle.co.uk
  • chainreactioncycles.com
  • tredz.co.uk
  • sigmasports.com
  • sourcebmx.com
  • rutlandcycling.com
  • planetx.co.uk
  • trekbikes.com
  • leisurelakesbikes.com
  • merlincycles.com
  • alansbmx.com
  • giant-bicycles.com
  • raleigh.co.uk
  • bikester.co.uk
  • winstanleysbikes.co.uk
  • wheelbase.co.uk
  • edinburghbicycle.com
  • cycleking.co.uk
  • cyclesuk.com
  • specializedconceptstore.co.uk
  • thebikefactory.co.uk
  • hargrovescycles.co.uk
  • cube.eu
  • genesisbikes.co.uk
  • canyon.com
  • crucialbmxshop.com
  • paulscycles.co.uk
  • islabikes.co.uk
  • condorcycles.com
  • leisureoutlet.com
  • customriders.com
  • scott-sports.com
  • gtbicycles.com
  • cyclestore.co.uk
  • winstanleysbmx.com
  • cannondale.com
  • liv-cycling.com
  • frogbikes.com
  • oxfordproducts.com
  • oxfordproducts.com
  • hollandbikeshop.com
  • deadsailorbmx.co.uk
  • mtbmonster.com
  • allterraincycles.co.uk
  • tweekscycles.com
  • bicyclechain.co.uk
  • wheelies.co.uk

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What to expect inside

  • 2020 UK Cycling Market Report Front Cover
  • 2020 UK Cycling Market Report Index
  • 2020 UK Cycling Market Report visibility rank page
  • 2020 UK Cycling Market Report Search Trends

Latest insights

  • halfords.com has the best brand reach score in the industry
  • liv-cycling.com has the best page speed across both mobile and desktop
  • Sites that have grown considerably in SEO visibility YOY are: halfords.com and evanscycles.com
  • Sites that have lost visibility in the last year are: wiggle.co.uk & tredz.co.uk

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1-50 Brands Ranked

Updated October 2021

Report Updated September 2021

We’ve been peddling away in this iteration of our sector report, investigating the online cycling market and how brands are performing online. If you’re an online cycling retailer, this is something you’re going to want to see.

Inside, we break down the need-to-know metrics behind online campaigns, including visibility, page speed, and keyword opportunities.

If you’re looking to improve your rankings this year and beyond, as well as gain a better understanding of the market, get the free report now.

The winners and losers in the online cycling industry

The cycling industry has been moving forward this year. It has increased in visibility by a total of 9%.

Some brands have had an exceptional run in 2021. Brands like Source BMX (70%) and The Bike Factory have improved as much as 699%. These are the brands to watch if you’re looking for inspiration.

Of course, as well as winners, there are losers in the midst of the industry as well. These include the likes of Wiggle and Tredz.

If you want to see where your brand has ended up on our exclusive brand league table, download your free copy of the report now.

Which are the biggest online cycling brands in 2021?

Here is a quick rundown of the top 10 sites:

  1. halfords.com
  2. evanscycles.com
  3. wiggle.co.uk
  4. chainreactioncycles.com
  5. tredz.co.uk
  6. sigmasports.com
  7. sourcebmx.com
  8. rutlandcycling.com
  9. planetx.co.uk
  10. trekbikes.com

Which online cycling brands have seen the biggest growth in 2021?

  1. halfords.com (23%)
  2. evanscycles.com (7%)
  3. sourcebmx.com (70%)
  4. rutlandcycling.com (27%)
  5. thebikefactory.co.uk (699%)

Which online cycling brands have seen the biggest losses in 2021?

  1. wiggle.co.uk
  2. tredz.co.uk
  3. sigmasports.com
  4. merlincycles.com
  5. hollandbikeshop.com

What high competition keywords are available for online cycling brands?

Every industry has its high competition keywords. These are the phrases that have a large amount of searches every month but also have incredibly large brands on the first page.

Getting these terms can be very beneficial for your business. But it’s how you do so that’s the hard part.

However, if you can identify the brands atop these search queries, you can learn what Google wants to see in order to justify their rank. Because of this, we created a high competition keyword map, so you can see the competitive terms in the cycling industry and learn from those at the front of the pack.

The most competitive term in the cycling industry is “bicycle”. This sucker gets over 74K searches and month and has a competitive score of over 85/100.

Want to see where your brand ends up on our list of competitive keywords? Get the free report above now.

What keyword opportunities are available for online cycling brands?

As well as high competition keywords, opportunity keywords are also present in many industries. These are keywords that have high search volume but low competition. They’re basically keywords that any brand can go for and have a good shot at achieving!

We put a list together of these keywords in the cycling industry, so you can see what’s up for grabs. Here are a few key points we uncovered when investigating these keywords.

The Big Push for Local

One of the first things noticed when looking into the data behind some of the keywords was the local opportunities. A lot of the keywords had “near me” and “shop/store” on the end. For some bicycle brands, this could mean optimising their local pages to make sure their shops are appearing in the right place at the right time.

Want to see what else appeared in the opportunity keyword list? Get the free report now.

How are online cycling brands performing on social?

Social media is a must-have in 2021 and beyond. If you’re lacking in the social department you’re going to fall behind.

For this reason, we have produced a social comparison of all the cycle brands online. We’ve combined a range of metrics to create what we call an Owned Social Score. With this, you can see who’s performing the best in terms of social.

In the cycling industry, the best social performer is Giant Bicycles. They have an owned social score of 4660. This is huge given that some big brands in this industry only have scores of around 300.

On their socials, they post a range of content types. These mostly include action shocks of people using their bikes. Their posts get thousands of likes and perform very well.

They also post bicycle videos and various content formats to keep their audience engaged.

If you want to create a killer social strategy in 2021 and beyond, these are the brand to follow.  To see where your brand ended up on our social league table, get the free report now.

Which online cycling brands have the best online reputation?

Brand reputation is everything online. It matters for both your audience and Google, so making sure it’s good is very important.

One way to judge the reputation of a brand is through Trust Pilot reviews. The more positive reviews a brand has, the better chance they have of ranking for competitive terms.

Because of the increased importance of trust in search engine algorithms, we have created a brand reputation league table in the cycling report. This way, you can see who’s performing the best in terms of reviews and learn from them (to improve your own).

Here are the top 5 brands who are crushing it in terms of online reputation:

  1. giant-bicycles.com
  2. canyon.com
  3. chainreactioncycles.com
  4. cannondale.com
  5. wiggle.co.uk

Which online cycling brands have the fastest page speed?

Page speed is crucial in 2021. The majority of SEOs know that page speed is an essential element in Google ranking algorithm, so you can’t afford to be skimping on speed.

As this is such an important metric, we have included a page speed league table in the report. Take a peak and discover how to match up to the competition.

Here’s what PageSpeed Insights identified as the top 5 fastest cycling brands:

liv-cycling.com

merlincycles.com

customriders.com

cyclesuk.com

wiggle.co.uk

Read more about the importance of page speed here.

Do I have to pay for this report?

All our reports are free. We use them to build relationships with companies in specific industries. Feel free to download your free copy using the form above.

I can’t find my brand?

If you can’t find your brand on the report, you needn’t worry. We can put together a personalised report featuring your brand and send it to you asap. Simply get in touch and we’ll sort something out.

If you want to know anything about the report or are curious about how we can create a bespoke SEO strategy for your brand, get in touch today.

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