Bike sales go through the roof due to coronavirus

The demand for bicycles has risen by up to 50 percent year-on-year in recent months, the ctk news agency reports, citing sellers, distributors and manufacturers.

Sellers say their warehouses are almost empty and there is now a waiting list for bicycles in many stores. Some expect the situation to improve in August, others in October at the latest.

The increase in sales is attributed to the fact that the majority of Czechs are holidaying at home this year, as well as the fact that some people bought a bike as an alternative to public transport which they were afraid to use.