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20 Sep 2023

ACT members will benefit from a long term discounted commission of just 3%

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18 Sep 2023

The government’s Active Lives Survey has revealed that, in 2022, Cambridge (50%), Oxford (35%), Isles of Scilly (30%), Hackney (28%), and Southwark (25%) were the five local authorities in...

18 Sep 2023

ACT member Balfe’s Bikes has begun its plan to introduce Cytech apprentices to its stores and upskill existing staff through the Cytech training programme.

15 Sep 2023

The team from Whistler Adventure School (WAS), which recently became the only centre in Canada accredited to offer Cytech technical three, is to deliver a series of free sessions in Scotland,...

6 Sep 2023

Offers designed to help Londoners 'make the green transition' following the expansion of the ultra low emission zone (ULEZ) last month include a range of discounts, offers or trials available...

6 Sep 2023

A new report on the state of the UK cycle industry suggests that bike sales have fallen once again, months after it was reported that they had fallen to a 20-year low in 2022.

6 Sep 2023

Rebecca, staff member with the ACT has released an EP on the music platform Spotify, with popular local band Thee Derelique.

5 Sep 2023

A Government energy efficiency campaign has been launched to help SME businesses across the UK to both better understand and reduce their energy usage - and in turn reduce their energy bills....

4 Sep 2023

New research has named Danish capital Copenhagen as the best city for cyclists in Europe, with one-third (33%) of the city choosing to travel by bike. Copenhagen is also one of the safest cities...

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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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