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Pru Health World Triathlon London

Planet X's man in events, Paul Bennington, took a trip down to London the other day for the World Triathlon Series loaded with a van full of bikes and our nice new gazebo. Here's Paul to tell the story.

7am Friday morning and we were off to the big chokey (London for the ones not down with the kids). No problems down the M1, but as soon as we hit Edgeware Rd it stops and gets nuts, especially if you’re driving a Luton Van. Being a village lad city driving is a bit of an eye opener, but London had my eyes open, shut, and cringing. 40 mins to get 5 mile down one road is not my idea of a good time. Then we hit Marble Arch and joined the whacky races 'round Hyde Park - SWEET JESUS, do I not like this!

We arrived on site safe and sound and like a well-oiled machine got the stand up, bikes out and positioned. Then went for a walk around the site. There was still lots of work to do to make the venue a polished race arena.

  • Planet X new technical sponsor of Christina Watches pro team
  • Former US Postal pro Jamie Burrows with Planet Z Christina Watches team

Saturday morning 7am up and at 'em! The day started slow but the sun was shining and there was a good vibe about the place. People soon started shuffling through the expo area and we started to get busy too. It’s getting a regular thing now where people say they have seen our product and like the prices, however,  they just can’t either get up to Sheffield to purchase, or, are unsure about ordering from the website. People still want to feel, touch and sit on a bike. And once they do their fears go away and they buy from us. Trips down Sarf are both good for us and our customers.

  • Planet X new technical sponsor of Christina Watches pro team
  • Former US Postal pro Jamie Burrows with Planet Z Christina Watches team

Anyway the main event was about to start and the expo went quiet. So I wondered down to see if I could get a look at the racing. It was a death or glory run for Alistair, unfortunately it was death and Mario Moler out sprinted the pack to win. Back to the stand and it started to get really busy, at one bit we got over overran and had to stand outside due to the amount of people wanting to know more about the bikes.

All in all a good weekend, with lots of love and interest for Planet X bikes. People like to see us and the bikes, and we like to see them.

Next we are at L’Eroica festival at The Bakewell Show ground as Holdsworth Cycles. That's on the 20-22 June, and is a three day, family friendly festival, dedicated to vintage stuff, cycling, and, well, vintage cycling. Get your woolen jersey on and come join us!

5 June 2014