Link My Ride, a social cycling app, has secured investment from a range of high-profile names across the sports industry, including Formula 1 star Valtteri Bottas, professional cyclists Daryl Impey, Tiffany Cromwell, and Ryan Gibbons. The investment will help to secure the next phases of development, adding strength to the leadership board with years of collective experience and expansive networks across the sport.
Valtteri Bottas, a ten-time Formula 1 race winner currently representing the Alfa Romeo-Ferrari team, made headlines in the cycling world after finishing fourth in the SBT GRVL event in Colorado in 2022. He has since launched FNLD GRVL, a new gravel cycling event in Lahti, Finland. He said that he was excited about the potential of Link My Ride and wanted to explore business opportunities that excite him personally.
Professional rider Tiffany Cromwell, racing for the Canyon-SRAM team, praised the app for allowing local communities to be more connected through cycling. Fellow pro rider Ryan Gibbons, who resides in the popular cycling hotspot of Girona, also committed to the app. Several brands and cycling hotspots in and around Girona have created clubs on Link My Ride to increase their community reach locally.
Eleven-time South African national champion and former Tour de France stage winner Daryl Impey also committed his backing to Link My Ride. He said that he had been using the app for a few months and found it ideal for meeting new people, growing his own club community, and being more integrated with the community.
Jacques Sauvagnargues, co-founder of Link My Ride, said that it was an exciting time for the app and its community, with such a wealth of experience joining the team. The investment will help to realize the hugely exciting next steps in how Link My Ride benefits cyclists all over the world. In February, the app announced new in-app developments, including a Route Creator tool and in-app messaging, amongst other features.