I speak to owner of Cyced, who create custom cycling art for all your cycling adventures.
In a world where remembering a holiday or long ride is posting a quick snap on Instagram, it can be hard to find something original to remind you of good times. When Ryan competed in the CiCLE Classic to celebrate 100 years of the RAF, I turned to Cyced so he could remember the 100+ mile race.
Set up by Angus King, I asked him a few question to see how Cyced came about.
What is Cyced?
Cyced turns your cycling data into bespoke artwork. We believe your greatest achievements deserve to be framed and not just tucked away within an app. They hold stories and memories that you’ll never forget!
How did it all begin?
I fell in love with cycling after cycling a rusty mountain bike in the southern Spanish valleys. I jumped straight into my university cycling club 3 years ago, and started blogging about it under the name Cyced. Soon after, I realised that cycling information was fragmented and created cycling hubs that bought together key information for new cyclists and those new to an area; including the best local cycling clubs, cycling routes and cycling shops! That was a huge success amassing thousands of visitors per month to the website. We really cherish every second we have on the bike and wanted to bring our cycles into the home; to share stories and show friends and guests – that’s where the cycling artwork came in.
Have you always been creative?
I have a background in marketing and a passion for entrepreneurship – always tinkering away at creating websites, videos, blogs and the sort. I then got the opportunity to work at British Cycling, and currently have the pleasure of working in the industry with some amazing people, and bringing people’s greatest cycling achievements to life via Cyced. I’m very fortunate for that.
What’s next for Cyced?
We’re in the process of growing our hubs to span Manchester and Plymouth – these will be released this month! We are also looking at extending our cycling artwork catalogue to allow more customisation and varying colour palettes. We’re very catering to specific requests and have worked with our customers to get them the artwork of their dreams!
Why not contact Cyced and see if they can help you frame your favourite rides? What a conversation starter when friends come round for coffee!