After a week out at Eurobike, then a beautiful wedding in Berlin & a soberingly strenuous yet amazingly rewarding week conquering the 1st Torino-Nice Rally, I'm back in Amsterdam. September feels like a new beginning in so many ways already. Can't say it's because of the changing seasons because its hotter than ever here in Holland!
Speaking of turning up the heat, we're focused on wrapping up several projects, nailing it for existing clients and kicking off new ones. Yesterday on a call with someone who knows me well, he asked: "what do you even do bro?"
We're an agency stoked on where sales & PR meet. We typically offer sales consulting to B2B SaaS startups & PR/Marketing services to companies in the cycling industry. We get you meetings or media. Or both.
Boiled down to 5 bullet points:
- We empower clients by building targeted lists of ideal customers & show them how
- We qualify leads, run automated outbound campaigns and generate new business
- We offer lead gen appointment setting + shared know-how and 1:1 coaching
- We develop PR strategies to tell your stroy to the right people in the right way
- We create brand events and activations: from meetups to casual rides
Let us know if you think we can help you or a company you know!
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Back on Sept. 5th I boarded a plane to Torino for the very first Torino Nice Rally. I knew my Dutch homies Michiel & Bas Rotgans would be rolling + my new bud from Leeds, Tom Hill.
We met up with many other rally riders at the airport and rolled into town for a dinner of all participants. There was a mass start the following day but I had to mail my bike bag to Nice. Tom & I set out to catch up up with everyone 20mins late.
Throughout the week we ran into other riders regularly. We both had our sights set on a Saturday arrival and pushed hard each day. Simply setting up camp every time we simply couldn't pedal further. Biggest challenge was me getting sick on Day 4. I was puking my guts out at 9pm on a gravel climb towards Col de Torini and passed out with 10km left to climb. Still feeling very unwell the next day, we opted to descend into Nice from there and skip Sospel. This saved us a final 600m climb and got us back sooner.
I took an early flight home after packing my bike at Café du Cycliste and days later, still have sore legs! Ass is fine though. I was on a new Gilles Berthoud Galibier saddle and it was amazing!
More insight into each ride + photos via the Komoot links below:
- Day 1 - 08:29 - 134 km - 15.8 km/h - 3,270m up 2,020m down
- Day 2 - 10:17 - 136 km - 13.2 km/h - 4,280m up 3,520m down
- Day 3 - 8:22 - 118 km - 14.1 km/h - 3,450m up 4,580m down
- Day 4 - 09:03 - 116 km - 12.8 km/h - 3,380m up 3,060m down
- Day 5 - 3:39 - 74.4 km - 20.4 km/h - 670m up 2,210m down
Not sure if I could return next year but I recommend everyone that could, should! Also, ride with someone. It gets burly out there and having someone to lookout for you and push you is important! #torinonicerally