Chris Grove, owner of Performance Race Art, undertook the project as a gesture of support to the stricken Welshman, who’d originally helped him build the bike for an Ironman competition. The design includes the #SIMONSTRONG hashtag on the down tube.
“While my close friend lay critically injured, I put my energy into creating an iconic bike which Simon could see when he fully recovered,” Grove said. “The bike is a testament to the togetherness of the cycling community and all those people who sent wishes from afar. It’s the first bike in the world with a paint design crowd-sourced via Twitter and I hope it’ll inspire Simon to get back in the saddle for all those people supporting him.”