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by Shane Stokes

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‘Two year rollercoaster’ at Chain Reaction Cycles

by CyclingTips

A whistleblower from inside Chain Reaction Cycles, a large online retailer based in Northern Ireland, claimed that the company has been in disarray since it was merged with competitor Wiggle in 2016.

BikeBiz obtained an email from the whistleblower, which describes a “a two-year rollercoaster of lies and deceit” from the company’s middle and upper management.

Wiggle and Chain Reaction are owned by Bridgepoint Capital, and the whistleblower claims that the merger of the two online cycling stores has resulted in excessive redundancies and vulnerable workers losing their jobs because they can’t match new shift schedules.

The whistleblower claims that it is Bridgepoint’s goal to gut Chain Reaction to the extent that it can justify moving its operations to the UK mainland, where Wiggle is based.

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