Gocycle announce British sailing partnership
The Gocycle e-bike company from Chessington is teaming up with British sailors for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics this summer, according to the Surrey Comet.
Gocycle has announced it has struck a partnership with the sailing team from Great Britain’s Olympic squad and will help them get pedal-powered during their stay in the Japanese capital later this year.
“It’s a real honour to have the opportunity to support athletes who are operating at an elite level in a team that is renowned for high performance — we hope that we can play a small part in helping them to success in Tokyo,” says Richard Thorpe, Gocycle’s designer and founder.
The partnership will see the company, who are headquartered in Chessington, provide “a fleet of state-of-the-art folding ‘Gocycle GX’ e-bikes to help athletes and support staff get to and from the team base in Hayama to the sailing venue in Enoshima.”
The company says that the GX bikes will help the team travel around in an “effective and “eco-friendly” way.
According to the Surrey Comet, the British Sailing Team Director of Racing Ian Walker agreed, pointing out the benefits of using the bikes for the sailors during the games.
“As a champion of technology and sustainability, Gocycle is a great match for the British Sailing Team. Their e-bikes will enable our sailors to minimise physical effort in the heat and humidity of Japan, while the fact that they fold will allow for easy transportation and storage.
“We’re thrilled to have Gocycle onboard.”