Support For Special Olympian19 Sep 2019
BikeRegister has supported Special Olympian Daniel Weston by making his new bikes more secure.
In June 2019, Daniel unfortunately had his Specialized Tarmac Carbon Fibre racing bike stolen from a secure compound in Barnstaple, Devon.
Daniel has used his cycle to represent the GB Special Olympics team successfully over the last few years and he was devastated when the bike was stolen.
Daniel’s sister Anna created a crowdfunding campaign and many local people assisted with fundraising for a new bike, so
Daniel could train and race again.
Retired Police Sergeant Andy Gregory (formally of West Midlands Police) was in Devon on holiday, so BikeRegister asked Andy to visit Daniel and his mother Radmila and apply our marking kits to Daniel’s new crowd-funded racing bike and tandem racing bike that he uses with his father.
Daniel’s sister Anna said: “As you know Daniel is autistic and has come back from representing the country in the World Games earlier this year and used the bike in previous competitions. It wasn’t just a bike that was stolen, to Daniel this is his exercise, hobby, stress & anxiety management and sport which he loves.
“Daniel was distraught and extremely upset when his previous bike was stolen. Thank you to Bike Register for making Daniel’s new bike more secure. We really appreciate the support you have given to Daniel.”
Daniel’s mother Radmila said: “It is wonderful that BikeRegister have offered to help Daniel by making his bikes more secure. We really appreciate the gesture. Daniel is really pleased. Thank you so much.”
James Brown, MD of BikeRegister said: “When we heard of Daniel’s plight and the impact it had on him and his family, we wanted to help add some extra security to his new bike by getting it marked for him. This will deter theft in the first instance and means it is traceable back to Daniel if the bike is ever stolen again. We are delighted to support Daniel and the Great Britain Special Olympic cycling team and wish them all the best for the future.”
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