A North East company has brought a British designed road bicycle to the market that offers a radical and revolutionary approach to the classic road bike design.
Vielo Sports, which was founded in 2017 by Ian Hughes and son Trevor, has partnered with investors including entrepreneur Ian Watson, chairman of Hadrian Healthcare to launch the innovative Vielo R+1 road bike.
Following the success of the initial model the V+1 gravel bike, the new, progressive R+1 model has been designed by the Vielo team at its Gateshead headquarters.
Ian Hughes said: “Many bike brands sold in the UK are not built for the crumbling tarmac and potholes of British roads and do not consider the sheer variety of weather in different parts of the country. We decided to change all that by designing and building in-house a proper, high performance British bike, able to take British riding conditions in its stride.
“The feedback from the gravel bike was amazing and the new road bike we’ve just launched has already received two incredible reviews from the UK’s most respected cycling publications, Including being short listed for ‘Superbike of the year’.
“We are delighted that Ian was so impressed by the road bike he joined our investors in the business, and with the creative team we have at Vielo Sports who are all passionate about cycling I am certain we will go from strength to strength.”
Ian Watson said: “I rode the Vielo bike and I was immediately sold. I realised the V+1 gravel bike was something special.
“Once I met Ian and Trevor, I realised their passion for cycling and their journey developing this fantastic bike which has received incredible reviews across the world.
“I was delighted to be given the opportunity to join them in investing in the business and very excited to see the response to the new R+1 road bike.”