On the 20th september Adam Keogh held the first networking event at Bike Chain Bissoe Bike Hire...
"The Truro office of Francis Clark LLP are holding a cycle networking event on 20 September 2013. This is the first event of its kind we have held, but if successful, we would like it to become a regular fixture.
Our aim is to combine a bike ride with an informal networking event. There will be plenty of opportunities before, during and after the event to chat and meet like-minded professionals. The event itself will be held at the Bissoe Cycle Centre, near Truro, from 8am on Friday the 20th September. The event will start with a chat and pre-ride drinks (non-alcoholic, of course) before the cycle ride begins.
Plenty of parking is available at the cycle centre for attendees. The ride will leave from Bissoe, through Chacewater and Blackwater and then to Porthtowan on the north coast. We will then follow the coast road towards Gwithian and then head back through Pool, Carnkie and Lanner before reaching Bissoe. This is a ride of approximately 30 miles which should take no more than 2½ hours. Being based on Cornish roads, you should expect some hills although none of them are too steep! All riders will then be able to replenish those burnt calories at the end with teas, coffees and bacon rolls.
We expect the event to be over by 11.30am. There is no entry fee or cost to riders, however you must ensure that you bring a suitable bike and appropriate clothing including a helmet. Adam was pleased to report that 33 riders rode the initial event and was deemed a great success including clients of Francis Clarke who invited them via email and Linked In ,watch out for the next one in January."
Bike Chain Bissoe Bike Hire have hosted the Deloitte Ride Across Britain in 2011 and 2013 as they make their annual journey from John O'Groats to Land's End. Providing the riders with refreshments, our cafe was a very welcome refuge to the riders making the journey.
Andy Cook is one of the UK's top cycling coaching and holiday operator and uses Bike Chain Bissoe Bike Hire as a base of operations. He is also the chief route guide on the Deloitte Ride Across Britain event:
"We’ve toured extensively both within and outside of the UK. In short, we love riding our bikes! In the last 25 years we have run quality residential Bike Camps in some very picturesque locations both abroad and in the UK. We’ve trained and coached thousands of cyclists from absolute beginners to top level competitors. Most important of all our customers see us as knowledgeable, adaptable and approachable."
Andy Cook is the former President of the Union Cycliste Internationale's “Cycling for All” Commission and has held senior positions at both British Cycling and the Cyclists Touring Club. Jacqui Cook, his wife, is a lifelong cyclist and former National Record holder; Jacqui has trained thousands of cyclist of all ages and abilities.
Carrs Jaguar Truro's 2013 Ride like a Pro event was held on Saturday 5th October 2013. With the ride out and a whole host of cycling-focused extras enjoyed, there was a real feel of the ‘grand depart'. In 2013 Carrs and Bike Chain Bissoe Bike Hire and Bike Chain Ricci (our Redruth store) have formed a close partnership with an eye on 2014. Following national marketing Carrs promoted their Ride Like a Pro event. Starting at the Truro dealer site and encompassing a ride with 30 riders through Cornwall, the peleton visited Bissoe on the return journey, giving a welcome break and a chance to showcase the Team car .
We are very pleased that Barclays bank use Bissoe for their team-building days. Mountain biking is a great way to have fun as well as build fitness and relationships. Alex Burley, one of the Barclays relationship managers in Cornwall, has been very influential in getting her team members on to the trail. The exercise, along with promoting the Cyclescheme (the government's cycle to work scheme) has prompted many employees to become more active and has made a big difference to their work lives.