New look for Pedal Revolution!
After a longer than expected period, the makeover of our Norwich store is nearing completion. Come by and check out our new look, hopefully you’ll all be as pleased with it as we are!
Pedal Revolution 2017 Scholarship Programme Winners!
We here at Pedal Revolution are always looking to engage with and inspire the local cycling community, so to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Tour de Broads we set up the Pedal Revolution Scholarship Programme. After an amazing response and a difficult selection process we are now delighted to be able to announce the three winners of the 2017 programme. They are Imran Khan, Josh Mann and Bethany Barnett. The scheme was set up so we could give people the opportunity to really fulfill their potential and develop their passion for cycling, we look forward to helping the lucky three develop throughout the year.
Imran has been battling serious adversity since being diagnosed with Cancer in 2016. Fortunately he is on the road to recovery and is now looking to regain his strength and fitness. A childhood love of cycling led to him to choose the bicycle to help him achieve this aim, he said,
“I decided upon cycling as it had been my sport of choice as I was growing up and I really missed it. I felt that a shock like this could give me the kick up the bum I needed to take my health and fitness a bit more seriously and I fully intend to become the fittest, best cyclist that I have ever been”.
Imran has already shown great determination to get out on his bike whilst still receiving treatment, he completed the Tour de Broads 25 mile ride last month. With the courage he has already shown and with our help we are sure Imran will be able to reach his goal of riding the 100 mile route at the Tour de Broads North event in August. Good luck Imran!
Bethany is our youngest winner, at only 13 years of age! Bethany hasn’t let her age stop her and has already shown great potential as a cyclist, riding a personal best 28:34 for a 10 mille TT (on a Cyclocross bike!) and also finishing seventh overall in the National Cyclocross Series in her category. Bethany hopes the scholarship scheme will help take her racing to the next level, She said,
“As much as I love cycling, I am a young cyclist with a very limited budget, and my parents aren’t too keen to spend too much money on bikes whilst I’m still growing. Hence, an aero road-bike would be incredibly useful and supportive, as it would allow me to be equal in the racing field to all the fancy bikes other girls ride. In addition, with expenses of bikes freed, hopefully I would be allowed to travel to races and rides further afield, and expand my racing knowledge and increase my fitness”.
We are really looking forward to the working with Bethany over the next year and helping her fulfil her obvious potential as a cyclist. You never know we might have the next Laura Trott on our hands!
Josh will be the lucky recipient of our Trek Speed Concept. Josh comes from a strong running background, having completing the London marathon in 2015. More recently Josh has been competing in Sprint Duathlon, and is looking to gain selection for Team GB at next year’s European Championships. Josh’s other main ambition of the year is to ride a 20 minute 10 mile TT. Josh had this to say about the scholarship,
“Another key reason for applying is the support system of being backed by the team, to challenge my capabilities, keep me in good shape and share my successes. It will make sure that I’m working as hard as possible in my training”.
We hope with all the benefits of the scholarship Josh will be successful in reaching his goals and more in 2017.
Success for Team Strada/Pedal Revolution!
Tommy ‘The Power’ Power is back to winning ways for team Strada Sport/Pedal Revolution in the Eastern Road Race League. Tommy won a photo finish sprint at the Ken Wright Memorial Road Race in Colchester last Sunday. Well done to all the team and support staff.
That’s all for this week. Have a great weekend!
The Pedal Revolution Team