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17 Oct 2023

A survey of 1,038 work commuters (363 urban bike commuters and 675 non-biking commuters) in the US conducted by ebike.org  has explored if there’s a difference in the mindsets and...

16 Oct 2023

Thousands more people will start cycling, or be given support to cycle more, thanks to a new £4 million funding boost for Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival programme.

16 Oct 2023

Cytech accredited ACT member MTB Monster, a mountain bike specialist near Blackburn, which has seen rapid growth of its team and expansion of its physical space, is working with Lancashire...

16 Oct 2023

Consumer safety charity Electrical Safety First has called again for e-bikes, e-scooters and their batteries to be better regulated in the UK after New York City recently introduced rules that...

10 Oct 2023

Flexi Voucher lets customers spread tax-free shopping over the year

6 Oct 2023

gogeta, the new tax-free cycling platform that offers a much fairer deal for independent bike retailers, has had more than 150 retailers sign up since its launch. gogeta, which is the only cycle...

4 Oct 2023

Shop owners have called on the Home Secretary to specifically outlaw attacks on retail workers.

4 Oct 2023

From the start of October, bans and restrictions on single-use plastic cutlery, polystyrene cups and food containers, single-use balloon sticks and certain types of polystyrene cups and...

2 Oct 2023

A new survey conducted to coincide with Cycle to School Week has revealed that more than a third of children are put off riding a bike because the roads are too busy. 28% said that...

2 Oct 2023

Simon Storey, of The Bicycle Bus has been presented with the Green Award at the BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Make a Difference Awards.

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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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