Ben Harrison and Jezz Skelton, the co-founders of Mango Bikes, got in touch when they heard I had departed and sold out of Planet X bikes seeking advice and investment.

They created this magnificent bold and fresh brand whilst at university , to make stylish and affordable bikes for regular people . And wow, take a look at the web site , they sure have achieved that . I invited David Hanney , who was are CEO at Planet X , and now co owner of Alpkit to come and join us and co invest .

We both sit as minority shareholders and are very much looking forward to helping provide the capital and wisdom (we hope!) to give great growth and scale to this business.”