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Agata Mirowska steps up as Fibrax’s Cycles Division Manager

Fibrax Limited has promoted Agata Mirowska to the position of Cycles Division Manager.
 
As an integral member of the company’s Senior Management Team, Agata will be responsible for overseeing the division’s processes and people. She will also play an instrumental role in identifying and maximising opportunities within the cycling industry.
 
Commenting on this appointment, Kevin Rimmer, Manufacturing Director of the Fibrax Group of Companies, said:
“Agata has consistently proven her ability to manage a great range of responsibilities, from internal processes and personnel matters to customer contact and liaison.
 
Using experience gained whilst working in our Automotive Division, Agata will drive best practices regarding quality and efficiency. With her professionalism, focus and drive, I am sure she will be very successful in her new role.”
 
Reflecting the company’s ongoing objectives, Kevin continued:
 
“As the business evolves and grows, we are committed to developing our people, supporting them to progress and highlighting their importance within our company. We are sure many more people will follow in Agata’s success in the coming months and years. I am delighted to congratulate Agata on her significant achievement. I look forward to supporting her to excel in her new role within the Cycling Division.”

 

Fibrax raises £635.57 for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Staff at Fibrax’s manufacturing facility in Wrexham have raised an impressive £635.57 for people living with cancer by taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
 
Macmillan is almost entirely funded by donations and simply cannot support the growing number of people with cancer who need them without the public’s help. Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. There are over 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK and this is set to grow to almost 4 million by 2030.
 
John O’Brien, Managing Director of Fibrax, said:
 
“We are proud to support this annual event and delighted to have raised such a good amount for Macmillan Cancer Support. Our team at our Wrexham manufacturing facility has been incredibly generous. A number of fantastic raffle prizes were donated by kind staff members and local businesses, including Sylvia Jeffery Limited in Wrexham, The Carriage Tea Room in Llangollen, Avatan Wrexham and Dickens Butchers in Gresford. Every penny counts and we hope our fundraising efforts will make a difference to people living with cancer. I extend thanks to everyone who came to our event and made it such a success.”

 

Zip Wire Challenge Raises £727 for Nightingale House Hospice

Carole Parry, a Production Operator at our manufacturing facility in Wrexham, completed a daring Zip Wire Challenge following her 70th birthday in aid of Nightingale House Hospice.
 
On her 70th birthday, Carole received a gift voucher for Zipworld Velocity 2 in Snowdonia. She bravely accepted the challenge and decided to raise money for the local hospice, amassing an impressive total of £727!
Velocity 2 is the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe! Reflecting on her epic feat, Carole said:
“I had talked about taking on the challenge but never thought it would actually happen. When my daughter bought me the voucher, I didn’t hesitate and thought it would be a good opportunity to raise money for charity. My colleagues at Fibrax, along with staff at JCB Transmissions and Ipsen Biopharm, family and friends all contributed to raising this fantastic amount. I was very proud to present the cheque to Nightingale House Hospice.”
Commenting on her achievement, Fibrax’s Managing Director, John O’Brien said:
“We are very proud of Carole. We couldn’t believe it when she explained what she was doing but were delighted to support her. It was very kind of her to raise such a fantastic amount for our local hospice, which does so much for our local area.”

 

Fibrax To Sponsor Welsh Enduro Series 2019

Following the success of the 2018 Welsh Enduro Series, which saw riders of every age and ability take on technical trails in some of the hottest beauty spots in North Wales, including Foel Gasnach, Dyfi Forest, Llandegla Forest, the Gwydir Fawr and Coed Y Brenin, Fibrax Limited will be returning to support next year’s epic Enduro rounds.
 
As one of the UK’s oldest manufacturers of cycling components having established in 1902, Fibrax has been operating from its headquarters in Wrexham, North Wales since 1975. Its extensive product range includes brake pads, cables, rotors and accessories. The company has recently launched a stylish collection of merchandise, which will be available to buy online and at cycling shows.
 
The 2019 Series kicks off on Saturday 31st March at Foel Gasnach, a technical downhill mountain bike trail that weaves through the Clocaenog Forest situated on the outskirts of Ruthin. In June, riders will head to the Dyfi Forest in Aberangell near Machynlleth, which features one of the longest descents in Wales and Llandegla Forest just outside Wrexham, one of the most popular trail centres in the UK. The fourth series will see riders taking on the big climbs and descents of Snowdonia’s Gwydir MTB trails. The grand finale takes place at Coed y Brenin Forest Park, Dolgellau, the largest participation MTB event in the forest park’s annual calendar.
 
Commenting on the decision to support the Welsh Enduro Series for a second year, Sales Manager Ellis Blackman said:
 
“As a cycling company operating in North Wales, there was no way we were going to miss out on supporting this fantastic series. Riders travel from miles around to test out these amazing trails situated in our backyard. We are proud to support them and event organisers alike along with our local customers Beics Brenin and Alf Jones Cycles.”

Steve Day wins WEMBO in Fort William

Our two-time world champion sponsored rider, Steve Day had an unbelievably epic ride in Fort William, as he'll tell you in his own words...

 

Fibrax Backs Women V Cancer Cross-Channel Charity Ride

Manufacturing components for the automotive industry, including some of the UK’s most iconic vehicle brands, requires an unwavering ability to Wrexham cyclist, Linda Hampton-Jones joined the fight against cancer by riding from London to Paris in a Women V Cancer charity cycling challenge.
 

Fibrax has proudly sponsored Linda’s efforts and Ellis Blackman, Sales Manager for the Cycling Division, has provided technical support and advice throughout her training.

Linda took on this challenge in memory of her friend’s daughter, Hayley Jones, who sadly passed away at the young age of 36 years old having been diagnosed with cervical cancer.

This cycle ride was the ninth Women V Cancer challenge; the ladies cycled a total of 240 miles in just three days, ending at the Eiffel Tower! All monies raised will be used to support the work of Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action.

Linda had to raise an incredible £1,600 to take part in the challenge but, with the help of Fibrax and over 50 other supporters, she smashed her target by raising £3,475!

Commenting on the charity challenge, Linda said:

“This was a tough, rewarding, emotional and utterly enjoyable experience! My thanks go to Fibrax Limited and Ellis Blackman for the sponsorship and help in preparing my bike. Helping me through training, servicing my bike and offering general advice was invaluable. So many people have donated or supported me in one way or another and I am delighted to have completed such an epic challenge for a great cause!”

Linda is still accepting donations at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lindaltp.

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Press Contact: Kathryn Jenkinson | pr@fibrax.co.uk

Fibrax Launches Branded Merchandise at The Cycle Show

We had an absolute blast at The Cycle Show, which was recently held at the NEC Birmingham. As well as meeting some fantastic exhibitors, including Ultimate Sports Engineering, Louri, Cyclorise and Pat @ off-road.cc, we launched our brand-new range of Fibrax merchandise!

 

Riders and distributors alike loved our new range of t-shirts and mugs, which will soon be available to buy on our website.

 

Our super-stylish, skinny-fit t-shirts are available in Fibrax red and black – obvs – for both men and women. Why mugs? Well, at this time of year, you’ll be craving a hot brew after a frosty morning ride and now you can enjoy it in style!

 

Check back soon for more details about how to order from this fantastic new range!

 

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Press Contact: Kathryn Jenkinson | pr@fibrax.co.uk

Raleigh and Fibrax join forces to promote best of British manufacturing

The oldest and most recognised British bike brand, Raleigh, has become a core stockist of the entire range of cycling components produced in the UK by Fibrax.

 

Fibrax is the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of high performance brake pads, cables and ancillary cycling components. The company has been pioneering advancements in cycling performance since 1902, which is almost as long as Raleigh’s impressive heritage. Using advanced materials and latest technology, Fibrax’s products are engineered to enhance the rider’s experience on and off road. Raleigh has become the only UK supplier to hold Fibrax’s entire range of products, including electric bike specific components.

 

In 2012, Raleigh became part of the Netherlands-based bicycle company, Accell Group. With a portfolio of 18 bicycle brands, including Lapierre, Haibike and Winora, the Group actively shares knowledge about latest technology and innovations. This collaborative effort has been particularly valuable in the development of high performance e-bikes across the Group.

 

As the only company to design and manufacture e-bike specific brake pads, Fibrax is able to offer a unique proposition to Raleigh and other producers within the Accell Group.

 

Commenting on this new relationship, Ellis Blackman, Sales Manager at Fibrax, said:

 

“We are delighted to be working with Raleigh and proud to join forces with another well-respected UK brand. Supplying our complete range to a single distributor is very exciting. Having established in 1887, Raleigh has a massive heritage and is renowned for producing high quality, reliable bikes. In the cycling industry, distributors typically invest in different suppliers for individual component types so we are thrilled that Raleigh is stocking our entire catalogue.

 

“Due to the rise in demand for electric bikes, we have actively moved into this market by pioneering a specialist brake pad and motor cover. We look forward to developing this range for Raleigh and other brands within the Accell Group to whom we already supply many of our components, including Lapierre and Haibike.”

 

Raleigh’s Brand Manager, Kenny Wilson, said:

 

“I am pleased to be forming a partnership with Fibrax, as they offer a comprehensive range of high quality, great value products and are always keen to support, develop and keep abreast of trends  and demand from us.

 

At Raleigh, we have listed every product in the Fibrax range. We will be working closely with each other to give the best service and cycle parts offering in the cycle trade.”

 

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Press Contact: Kathryn Jenkinson | pr@fibrax.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Behind the scenes at our Wrexham factory

Always wanted to know how we produce our cables, brake pads and small fixings?

 

As part of their 'Built to Last' series, Temple Cycles paid us a visit and had a look around our production facilities.

 

 

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Press Contact: Kathryn Jenkinson | pr@fibrax.co.uk

 

 

 

 

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