Factory closures during lockdown have led to a shortage in bicycle production meaning local businesses can no longer keep up with the high demand.

The increase in staycationing combined with the search for new hobbies has led to an increased demand for bicycles, along with the associated accessories and services resulting in a spike for local businesses.

Jim Hennessy of Hennessy Cycles, Fermoy reopened his store during Phase 2 of the lockdown but has since been struggling to meet the demand. 

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