Meeting the Cornish cycling community

This weekend the team met up in Cornwall to take part in a social ride with Bike Chain Ricci.

Angela (middle) was one of several local women who joined us on our group ride.

Bike Chain Ricci is a Cornish bike shop in Redruth with a bike hire and cafe in Bissoe. Set up by local legend Richard Pascoe, Bike Chain Ricci is renowned for their passion for cycling and Ricci works very hard to grow and promote cycling in the community.

Bike Chain Ricci are the team’s technical and equipment partner, providing bikes and technical support.
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Bike Chain Bissoe has become a central meeting point for cyclists in Cornwall: when the team arrived the cafe was already bustling with families and cyclists of all ages.

Cyclists from all over Cornwall meet at Bike Chain Bissoe before their Sunday ride

Bike Chain Ricci run a very successful academy for youth and junior riders and it was great to join lots of keen young cyclists on their training circuit before peeling off for a longer ride through Cornwall.

Following Saturday’s snow we were pleased to find Cornwall bright and sunny.
2008 Olympic silver medallist pentathlete Heather Fell also came along … motivated by the cake on offer!

After we’d filled up on coffee, cake and bacon baps it was time to move on to the main Bike Chain Ricci shop in Redruth. Whilst looking around the Bike Chain Pro store Ricci also shared some great insights into the world of elite cycling.

The team will be using Bontrager accessories to stay safe and seen.

Thank you so much to Ricci and your team for making us feel so welcome and showing us beautiful Cornwall. We loved talking with everyone and sharing our love for cycling. We’re looking forward to our next visit already!