Project Enduro

Website: www.projectenduro.co.uk

The Project

The Enduro bike originated as part of a Welsh Government A4B project at Gower College Swansea working in collaboration with the University of Wales, Trinity St David. The project brief was to develop a four-wheel mountain bike that could be used by disabled people to enjoy the extreme sport of downhill mountain biking. The bike is purely for downhill gravity descent – it has no drive train yet travels at very fast speeds giving a real ‘Adrenaline Rush’ to riders. The project has been supported by the Welsh Government through European Regional Development Funding. Total funding, both government and industrial exceeds £500k.

 

Two prototypes have been manufactured, the first, a pre-production ‘mid-range’ product with complete production drawings, bill of materials, assembly and maintenance documentation. A second ‘elite’ model has been developed which would be considered a high end product. This ‘elite’ product has been tested extensively, but requires a small amount of development in order to be market ready. Gower College, who have registered the patents and designs, have approached the AgorIP project for assistance in commercialisation and have now transferred the project to Swansea University in return for a revenue share. AgorIP have assembled a commercialisation team comprising of Calvin Williams from Gower College Swansea, Paul Davies, from University of Wales Trinity St David, an experienced entrepreneur and motor sporting enthusiast Professor Dan Wright and world renown mountain bike racer, instructor, journalist and author, Clive Forth.
The AgorIP team are now finalising the product specification, defining training and certification documents and identifying suitable supply chains. In addition, market analysis, business planning and key team appointments have been completed and an investment readiness process is nearing completion. The team hope to launch the product in 2018 and secure investment to create what is hoped to be a completely new extreme sport and one where both able and disabled bodies and both male and female can compete on equal terms.

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