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15 Apr 2024

The Rediscovery Centre, the National Centre for the Circular Economy in Ireland, today announced its partnership with Cytech, the internationally recognised training and accreditation scheme for...

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9 Apr 2024

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9 Apr 2024

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8 Apr 2024

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8 Apr 2024

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8 Apr 2024

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3 Apr 2024

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2 Apr 2024

Walsall's cycling community has been celebrating a family-owned business which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year.
 

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ACT Gold Member Pedal Revolution steps up to help local cyclist get back in the saddle

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

The manager of ACT Gold Member Pedal Revolution in Norwich has demonstrated the strength of the cycling community, after rallying support for a local cyclist who had to sell his four bikes to pay for lifesaving surgery for his dog.

Pedal Revolution Team

Sean Quarmby had been cycling for more than a decade when his pet dog, a Springer Spaniel named after bicycle brand Rapha, suddenly fell ill. A visit to the vets led to a diagnosis of grass seed on the lung,  surgery, with the cost of surgery coming to more than £6,000.

The cyclist kept the incident to himself, and it wasn’t until friends spotted his four bikes up for sale on Facebook Marketplace that anyone realised what had happened.

“Sean is a wonderful character with a warm heart. He’ll do anything for anyone and is so very generous with his time,” says Matt Watts from Pedal Revolution.

“It was heart-breaking because those bikes were his pride and joy and he saved hard to buy them. It would have been a really hard thing to do.”

But the Norwich cycling community had his back. Without him knowing, a friend secretly purchased the bike, gifting it back to the cyclist just days later.

And Matt was also on hand to provide Sean a second bike, free of charge, to allow him to continue with his hobby.

“Ten years ago, when I was just starting out, he gave me so much help and guidance, and has always been there on my cycling journey,” continues Matt.

“It’s not going to bring the other bikes back, but at least now he can still ride with all his mates and doesn’t have to give up the sport.”

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