Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Trek Buys out Bike Shop

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Trek Buys out Bike Shop

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HELEN

SPELITIS

helen.spelitis@qt.com.au

AN ICONIC Ipswich business is being taken over by a global company.

Yellow Jersey Bike Shop on Brisbane Rd has been closed for about three weeks, disappointing some residents in the lead-up to Christmas.

The two stores in Ipswich and Brisbane are in the middle of a handover process to international company Trek Bikes and will be closed until further notice.

The Yellow Jersey business was started by well-known Ipswich man Troy Dobinson who passionately promoted cycling throughout the city, including campaigning for a new criterium track.

Troy's passion for improving safety for cyclists, as well as being a stalwart of the cycling community, was driven by tragedy.

In 2011, his mother was killed while out cycling at Amberley.

In a heartfelt Facebook post, Troy thanked the community for its support.

"Retail is a tough game and I have made the hard decision to start a new chapter away from bicycle retail," Troy wrote on the old Yellow Jersey Facebook Page, now rebranded Trek Brisbane. …

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