Britain’s Olympic sailors will be pedal-powered in Japan thanks to a new partnership with leading e-bike company Gocycle.
The British Sailing Team has joined forces with Gocycle to provide a fleet of state-of-the-art folding e-bikes to help athletes and support staff get to and from their team base in Hayama to the sailing venue in Enoshima.
The specially-branded Gocycle GX bikes provide electric assistance up to 15.5mph and a 40-mile range, providing the team with an effective, eco-friendly way of getting to and from the venue, around nine miles away.
As well as presenting a greener alternative to car travel, the collaboration with Gocycle also fits with the team’s drive to push the boundaries of technology.
The Gocycle GX is a befitting model for the British Sailing Team, the most successful Olympic team of all time – it has won multiple awards including T3 Magazine’s Electric Bike of the Year and received plaudits from some of the world’s most respected media outlets.
The GX is also one of the most sustainable e-bikes on the market too – its patented CleanDrive and PitstopWheels are produced using magnesium which is much easier to get hold of and recycle than other materials, while the production process is environmentally friendly too, not creating any ozone depleting emissions.
“As a champion of technology and sustainability, Gocycle is a great match for the British Sailing Team,” said Ian Walker, RYA Director of Racing.
“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.”
Richard Thorpe, Gocycle designer and founder, added: “At Gocycle we are driven by the pursuit of perfection, taking a no compromises approach to develop the most thoughtfully designed e-bikes on the market. 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!
“The fast-folding GX is the perfect model for the team. It provides exceptional comfort levels and riding dynamics while being capable of being folded into a compact package in just ten seconds for ease of storage when not in use.”
Gocycle is displaying its fast-folding GX at the RYA Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace this weekend. Visit stand B1 on Saturday or Sunday to see the GX in action.
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