Link My Ride, an app for social cycling, has received support from the Dutch Sport Tech Fund. The platform allows runners, clubs and brands to connect with each other…’simply and securely via an easy-to-use smartphone app and desktop platform.’
Founded by professional cyclist Tom Pidcock, Tour de France stage winner and Team INEOS rider, together with former teammate turned co-founder Jacques Sauvagnargues, Link My Ride is in the final stages of development ahead of launch. towards the end of this year.
“The support from the Dutch Sport Tech Fund supports the development of the platform and a full global launch, while also opening up an industry network of sport, technology and data companies supported by the Fund.”
Co-founder and CEO of Link My Ride, Jacques Sauavagnargues said: “We are really delighted to have the support of such a renowned sports fund.
“Their confidence in how we are looking to connect riders around the world more simply and easily gives us even more confidence as we head towards our public launch later this year. There are many clear synergies to the within their portfolio and contact base that can contribute to the growth of Link My Ride.
Alexander Jannsen, CEO of the Dutch Sport Tech Fund, added: “As a fund, we were eager to enter the cycling market and community. Link my Ride stood out by ticking all the boxes; an excellent business model, founders, advisors and influencers; a charitable axis, a young and ambitious team, a cool app… and a co-founder who has just won the Alpe d’Huez stage of the Tour de France in Tom Pidcock.
“Our Fund is extremely proud to be part of this winning team. We look forward to working with Link My Ride to support the growth of a burgeoning sport globally.
Link My Ride is designed to simplify the organization of group rides… whether you’re a club or a rider, with a range of smart features focused on convenience and bonding. Riders can quickly and easily find rides within the community that suit their abilities, discipline and location.