A legend of British cycling will attempt to break his own record on one of the most iconic cycle climbs in the country next week on a Haibike electric bike, part of a range distributed in the UK by Raleigh.
In 1951 Brian climbed Holme Moss in six-minutes and 10 seconds, which he believes is still a record. Now 83 year old Brian Robson will be attempting to break his own record on the 524-metre high Holme Moss in South Pennines.
“The electric bike is fantastic,” he said. “When you are my age cycling up hills can be painful. I like the fact that I can measure the level of assistance I need and combine pedalling with electric power.”
“Somebody said why don’t you try an electric bike? and normal bikies would say ‘Ooh, you know…’, but it’s brought the fun back into my life.
“When you are riding with guys 10 years younger, it’s brought me level again. Another five years like this and I’ll be very happy.”
Ian Morton, of e-bikehire.com, said: “Brian is such a legend in British cycling we thought it would be great to offer him an electric bike to test the challenges of the Grand Depart route. The added power should make climbing Holme Moss a breeze.”
Read the full story and watch Brian on video at Yorkshire Post website.
Visit ebikehire’s website for more on the Haibike electric bikes in stock.
Visitors to Burnmoor Street in Leicester are sure to have noticed an eye-catching new store springing up recently.
Naked Bikes occupies a prominent high street space near Leicester city centre and stocks a range of high quality Raleigh performance road bikes and Haibike mountain bikes.
With a name that frequently makes our IT department’s blocked blocked list, Naked Bikes has been making quite a name for itself on the local Leicester race scene.
Their commitment to supporting the off-road racing scene in 2013 has seen them attract new riders and sponsors for a full programme of racing in 2014, plus an article in Leicester Mercury.
Through its distribution arm Raleigh will be supplying the 11-man team with carbon Haibike mountain bikes, a brand Raleigh has been distributing in the UK since 2013.
“We have been really lucky to get the support and sponsorship we have for 2014,” said Paul Daniels, who runs the team from his shop on Burnmoor Street. “To have the Raleigh name on your jerseys is a special thing.”
“We have a great bunch of guys racing for us who can go out and get results. They give it 100 per cent at races, get results and then all support and help the other riders. I cannot ask for any more than that. We are not a pro team and we are not trying to be. We are just normal guys who enjoy riding bikes and who have done well.”
As well as Haibike mountain bikes Raleigh is also providing Uvex helmets for the squad, which will be in Impsport team kit next year. Sturgess Motor Group are continuing their backing, along with Hewitt Ladders, who have supplied Naked Bikes with a team van.
The full Naked Bikes/Haibike/Impsport Racing Team is: Nick Towers, Andy Faulknall, Rich Edge, Matt Barrett, Mark Proudman, Ben Piringer, Josh Walling, Ross Marriott, Chris Gregory, Lee Bradshaw, Nick Popham.
Visit: www.nbikes.co.uk for more on Naked Bikes and how to get involved in their race team.