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Presenting the World Rickshaw Taxi

Luke Parry - Proud owner of the the World Rickshaw Taxi with the primary sponsor - Parry Sculptors

The World Rickshaw Taxi now officially has a set of wheels to get me around the world and has now taken the first passenger – the chief sponsor i.e. Dad. It’s unbelievably excited, even more so than my first road bike or even car. The cumulation of several months planning and having a vision in my head is starting to resolve itself into reality.

With its arrival, the flood gates are open and everything can be set into motion including the planning.

I wish to give a big thank you to Adam, Manager at Cycle Heaven, York who has both sold and serviced the Cycles Maximus to me, but is bending over backwards to support me along the way.

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An experience with Yourspokes, York and #cyclingthe92

Fields just outside Eastrington, East Yorkshire

On Wednesday, I set off cycling trip around East Yorkshire to meet up with several people. In York, I would meet up with Dylan from yourspokes and later with two great guys cycling to every league football ground in England and Wales. It would end up being a long but very interesting day that despite being knackered at the end of the day would be worth it.

Having not cycling properly for several weeks and after a delirious binge of alcohol to celebrate the remenants of University life, I would get back on the bike and head to York from home – a shy 27 miles although I cannot testify such mileage having not got a speedometer – very hard to believe considering the price of my road bike. It was quite an idylic ride towards York, with a fairly moderate head wind yet my legs never felt like they were struggling.

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Review on the Cycles Maximus Trike

The new Cycles Maximus trike is a technical marvel of engineering and is especially adept to meeting the requirements of the cargo carrier, passenger puller  or even the mobile food caterer. It’s uniqueness comes from the ability to be a specialist but retaining flexibility through both its modular design and the bespoke services that the Cycles Maximus team will offer to their clients.  The design has been painstakingly created with such thought and care to detail to improve and build on the heritage of the revered  design that has been adorned by so many but neglected over the past few years. 

Cycles Maximus  Flatbed Trike

Cycling for the first time on the new Cycles Maximus or trike even, was one of those first time experiences that matches riding your first road bike or driving a car – unforgettable.

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Playing the exhaustive waiting game

The past two weeks have been exceptionally busy: both the demands from the University work in the case of a fourth year group project in addition to trying to fit the remaining pockets of time with training. Consequently this has left me exhausted but I still keep chipping away.

Over Christmas and January I have sent of two grant/sponsorship applications and the pending result from this is both anxious time for me. Going ahead with World Rickshaw Taxi is still a possibility without these, far from it, but having not to worry about chasing sponsorship would release some worry and make life that bit easier.

It’s the waiting game, but I know this time around I have got the strength to not lose hope and take whatever comes to me.

Plan B:

Having a Plan B is essential and if things don’t fall in my part I am sure not to give up hope and look elsewhere. I have several other ideas for sponsorship and options later. It would later be interesting to consider ‘crowd funding’ just to help support some of my costs around the world.

Speaking with Cycles Maximus:

Cycles Maximus excel in engineering and producing rickshaws (modular trikes) in the UK and distribute these abroad. Having made an enquiry last November it was fantastic news to hear that they were really interested in World Rickshaw Taxi. Concurrently this year they will be re-launching and will be particularly exciting to see the launch of their new company and improved trike.

This past Monday I had a great conversation with their Marketing Director discussing this project and how it would fit together with CyclesMaximus. It was very interesting to hear how durable they have designed their trikes – especially as an engineer. I didn’t realise a lot of their components were bespoke and made by themselves. They assured me that this would further boost my confidence in having the mechanical reliability to pedal a rickshaw around the whole world. With their position, it would be great to have their support and I look forward to hearing their response next week.

Training:

It has been a hit and miss affair this past week. The weekend proved too busy, but most of the past week I kept committed and put in the training. I am pretty pleased with my efforts considering my state and successfully managed to put in the hours despite the very busy timetable. Yesterday proved exhausting and it took 40 minutes to build up any strength on the turbo trainer but managed squeeze some effort for the remainder of the session.

Last Week:

  •  Monday: 2hr Turbo Session
  • Tuesday: 2hr Turbo Session & Circuit Training
  • Wednesday: Abs workout (Rest Day)
  • Thursday: Circuits & 1 1/2 hr Turbo Session
  • Friday: Rest Day (University Work)
  • Saturday: Rest Day (University Work)
  • Sunday: 1hr outdoor bike ride + little running

Past WEEK:

  • Monday: University Work
  • Tuesday: 2hr Turbo Session & Circuit Training
  • Wednesday: 1 1/2hr Turbo Training