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21 Aug 2023

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...

21 Aug 2023

A report in Cycling Industry News says that 60% of Fix Your Bike vouchers that were issued during the peak Covid lockdown period were redeemed at smaller bike shops and...

10 Aug 2023

One in five UK consumers (20%) prefer using mobile payment services such as Apple Pay over cash (17%) or chip & PIN card payments (10%) for in-store purchases, a new survey has reported.

9 Aug 2023

Fully funded training for school and college leavers is available for the Cycle Maintenance Apprenticeship for those under 19 years of age at the start of the apprenticeship.

9 Aug 2023

ACT Gold Member Luchos, which has pioneered a new energy block for cyclists and endurance athletes that acts as a natural alternative to energy drinks and gels ladened...

9 Aug 2023

VOLT e-bikes has announced the launch of a unique Cancel Anytime Subscription model in
conjunction with e-bike rental provider Blike.

8 Aug 2023

The CE mark, which is used in the EU to certify that a product meets certain safety standards is to be retained indefinitely, after the government announced an extension of CE mark recognition...

8 Aug 2023

ACT member and Cytech-accredited Bridgtown Cycles in Cannock has been named Premium Bike Shop of the Year in the Midlands Enterprise Awards. Now in its sixth year, the awards showcase the...

26 Jul 2023

“Red tape and barriers to trade” currently affecting businesses because of Brexit have been blamed by cycle distributor FLi Distribution after it ceased trading with immediate...

25 Jul 2023

Norwich has triumphed ahead of Newcastle and Belfast to be named the most cycle-friendly city in the UK, scoring  high marks for categories like cycle routes, bike sharing schemes and...

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

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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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