Why we support Velocity
Why sponsor Velocity?
This is what our partners say...
Club Peloton is a unique grant-making charity, bringing together business networking, fundraising and riding. Since our original Cycle to MIPIM in 2006, the world of cycling has changed dramatically with many of our riders gaining more connections and business opportunities from cycling together than any other method. We support Velocity as it covers the full breadth of cycling; from the enjoyment and innovations to the risks, all of which make it the sport we all love.
Cycling is more than men in Lycra and road rage. It is one of the most simple and enjoyable ways of getting around town. When David and Toby pitched the Velocity idea, I thought that it had the potential to be a very positive force to influence people in the broader 'built environment'. We are still in the early stages of the cycling revolution and we all have a lot to learn about how we can all co-exist together. Looking forward to Velocity being part of that conversation.
Would you like to support a magazine that focuses on cycling and the construction industry? How could Symmetrys resist? The relationships we at Symmetrys have forged within the construction industry through cycling has formed part of the fabric of our growth. From the camaraderie of cycling with other likeminded people in the industry, we have created some amazing relationships that we would never have been able to have created had it not been for cycling.
Supporting Velocity provides Symmetrys with a platform to voice exactly this, and in turn shout about the huge benefits of cycling, not just for your health but also through meeting people in the industry. Velocity enables us to share our voice on the grand scale of topics that cycling and construction offers, be that road safety with the movement of HGV vehicles or to simply share your thoughts on transporting animals in pet baskets (maybe I should share my thoughts on this). Velocity offers an exciting future, not just for Symmetrys, but for all who love cycling and construction. Sit back or get involved with what proves to be an exciting new magazine. Yours, one very excited Chris
Our connection was initially formed from the simple sheer pleasure and enthusiasm for riding a bike. Out of that initial connection evolved inspiring conversations, ideas and connections with those interested in exploring how cycling may bring improvements to our lives and the cities we inhabit. With such a broad spread across the property industry, Velocity feels perfectly timed to help shape and nurture that burgeoning dialogue. A platform for insight and dialogue but produced with the passion and joy of a fanzine. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?
At Wembley Park, Quintain is leading one of Europe's biggest regeneration projects. As part of this development we are investing hugely in cycling infrastructure. The public realm encourages cycling throughout and includes links to three of the London and national cycling routes as well as good provision for cycles in our residential and office buildings. We're doing more than delivering against planning obligations and we have an ambition to incorporate commercial uses that will be great for cyclists: bike shops, cafes with bike facilities. We also recognise that cycling can be a great way to enliven our public spaces and promote a healthy lifestyle and we're bringing back The Tour Series bike races again in May 2018. We want Wembley Park to be known as a cycle-friendly development, so when we found out about Velocity, a magazine looking at how cycling influences property design and development, it was a natural fit for us.
Bell Hammer are a property development company delivering high quality places in London, the South East and Bristol. Our developments are designed with the occupier in mind to ensure they provide a healthy and happy working environment, crucial to employers and staff wellbeing. Through our links with Club Peloton and Velocity, Toby Fox was instrumental in introducing Bell Hammer to Justin Sires of PFL Spaces at the time when we were seeking to take the design of the amenity offer on our developments to the next level. We have now worked successfully with Justin on two projects, Forbury Place and Foundry, to provide market-leading cycle and changing facilities whether you’re a cyclist, runner or just want to get ready for work.
Our passion has always been to creating amazing spaces and services for those who bike to work. Our mission is to make it easy for everyone to get back on their bike and revel in the freedom it offers, the childlike exuberance of riding, transforming the commute into something joyful. Collectively we have a real opportunity to make have a huge positive influence on bikes and the greater active space within the built environment and that's why we support Velocity.