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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 07:32 AM
Congratulations to ICE rider Chris Sherrington on becoming the new Commonwealth Games judo champion. Chris, a Royal Marines Commando, took to trike riding last year to help recover from surgery to his shoulder.
Chris represented Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics, but serious injuries sustained during training threatened his future in the sport. However, Chris was certain that regular exercise would speed up his recovery:
“I was determined to keep in shape and realised that a trike would be the perfect way to achieve my goals. It would help me maintain my levels of fitness without putting any strain on my shoulder.”
Chris averaged 150 miles a week on long training rides, cycling to his physiotherapy sessions and even using the trike for grocery shopping. This trike-based rehabilitation helped him maintain his Olympian standard of fitness, and halved his recovery time.
“My doctors and physiotherapists are astonished at how I’ve recovered from a major shoulder operation.”
Within only 2 months Chris was back training with the Great Britain judo squad, and was later selected to represent Scotland in the Commonwealth Games.
“To come back from injury and surgery so quickly and compete at an international level was unbelievable.”
Cheered on by a raucous crowd at the Commonwealth Games, Chris threw South African Ruan Snyman for two waza-ari scores to claim the gold medal on Saturday.
Following his victory Chris became quite a media sensation, but between radio and television interviews he kindly emailed ICE
“I’m Commonwealth Judo champion and your trikes played a large part in that. [I am] so very proud”
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 07:41 AM
We are delighted to announce a one-day cycle festival on Sunday 27th July, in partnership with Brompton, designers and makers of the Brompton folding bike.
The festival, held at the historic Goodwood Motor Circuit on the south coast of England, incorporates the 9th Brompton World Championships, and the first ICE Trikes Rally.
The day will be a great chance to socialise with fellow ICE riders and members of the ICE team, cycle together and have fun.
There will be a test track and the chance to ride a range of different ICE trikes around the motor circuit, including the VTX racing trike, Sprint, Adventure, and new e-trike. You can also see the Polar Cycle trike that was ridden to the South Pole in December 2013 and Dave Cornthwaite’s Sprint 26X “Trikey” that he rode during his Expedition 1000 project.
Aside from trike riding there will be music, entertainment, fine food and drink, and activities for children, making it a really enjoyable day out for everyone.
“This is a really special event. The Brompton World Championships are hugely popular and I’m delighted that ICE has been invited to join in with the festivities. It’s going to be a great celebration of British cycling.” said Lois Leonard, marketing manager at ICE.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Date: Sunday 27th July
Location: Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0X
Time: 9am to 5pm
If you have any questions about the event please contact Lois Leonard at ICE firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 07:28 AM
On 22nd May 2014 a world-record breaking explorer arrived at ICE HQ, completing his 10th expedition of over 1000 miles by non-motorised transport. Dave Cornthwaite cycled an ICE Sprint 26X recumbent trike 1106 miles from Germany to Falmouth, UK.
Dave said: “This ICE trike is lovely. I am truly, truly in love with it. It’s so comfortable and been an absolute joy to ride.”
Dave started his life as a professional adventurer after quitting his job in 2005 to skateboard across Australia. Since then he has travelled the world, written 3 books and inspired audiences with his SayYesMore campaign, which is dedicated to making life more memorable.
Dave’s latest expedition started at the Spezi Cycling Show in Germany, where he invited the public to vote for a form non-motorised transport that he could ride over 1000 miles back to the UK. The ICE Sprint recumbent trike won the vote by a significant margin, and Mr Cornthwaite set off immediately after the show closed, travelling through Germany, the Netherlands and southern England to reach Cornwall.
On the 22nd May he was met by ICE Trike employees in St Austell. They cycled through the Roseland, crossing at St Mawes and arriving in Falmouth at 4.30pm to complete the 1106 mile journey in 23 days.
The expedition was capped off with an inspiring talk at The Poly, Falmouth, where Dave shared his experiences as an explorer, and spent over an hour afterwards sharing advice with would-be adventurers.
“Supporting Dave has been really fun and very rewarding, and we look forward to working with him on another of his inspiring and exciting adventures” said Lois Leonard, ICE Trikes marketing manager.
Click here to watch the film of Dave’s ICE Trike adventure
Click here to visit Dave’s website and learn more about his expeditions