Local Cycling Hero: Roy Pink
Published 2 September 2013
Winner in the Central and East region: Roy Pink from Newport Pagnell
The Roy Pink Cycles shop has been a much-loved fixture on Newport Pagnell High Street for over twenty years. Roy, a former service engineer at Aston Martin, took up cycling after a car accident, but didn’t realise how important a part it would come to play in his life. Over the years he has repaired hundreds of bikes for local people, as well as restoring and building Penny Farthings, and using his engineering skills to carry out tailor-made modifications for disabled riders.
‘Roy has always been a special part of the local community and for as long as I remember.’
His ten mile morning bike rides with friends, customers and colleagues – seven days a week, come rain, snow or shine – have become legend. His son Ryan who nominated him, says: ‘These are more than just rides. He’s actually brought dozens of riders together, helped women unsure about riding dark paths on their own, and encouraged men that need a healthy pursuit in their lives.’