Cycling enthusiast, Richard Pascoe, is MD of the well-known cycle shop, Bike Chain Ricci in Mount Ambrose and the affiliated Bike Chain Bissoe cycle hire centre and café. Over the years, Richard and his dedicated team of staff have been heavily involved in encouraging the entire community to take to their bikes, from children, to novices, to serious racers.
Richard’s latest venture has been the creation of Cornwall’s first ever elite professional cycling team, Saint Piran, which is giving talented Cornish riders the chance to compete at a national, and ultimately international level.
Competing every weekend throughout the UK and Europe, and requiring a considerable amount of equipment, Saint Piran were in need of a new team van. Richard had previously purchased his own personal car through Ignition, and realised it made financial sense to consider asset finance for business purchases too.
Richard comments: “Often we don’t recognise those who help the wheels of industry keep turning! Financing assets is crucial to small and medium size businesses. Unlocking cash-flow allows us to concentrate on what really matters for most business owners: their customers, suppliers, and running a business with passion to deliver.
“Ignition have really impressed me over the years and recently with quality vehicle acquisition, what was key was a personal service. The fact that unbeknown to them a major vehicle supplier could not beat their rates, was the icing on the cake. Saint Piran are proud to work with Ignition Credit.”
Saint Piran’s smart new van is fully branded and can already be spotted out on the road, supporting the team at cycling meets.