Torch would like to thank all of our wonderful supporters for helping us make it through another year as a small start-up company. We wouldn't have made it without you!
We would like to take the time to wish all of you our very best as we draw a close to 2014. Here's a few photos of the fun we had in spreading the Torch story over the past year. We hope to get the chance to meet more of you in 2015 and introduce some new ideas to the cycling market. Ride on!
We hit local events spreading the work about the T1 helmet and sharing the love of biking with the masses.
We took some time to enjoy the streets of London and see how it feels to ride on the other side.
We learned it's difficult to get great shots of a lit helmet. New photography and videos are coming early next year.
We collaborated with our friends at Revolights, Bike Spike and Siva Cycle at Interbike.
Over all it was a tough, but good year and we're looking forward to growing the team and continuing to do our best to make cycling safer and a little more stylish.
Wishing you and yours all the best in 2015!
We visited the UK to film an episode of the Dragons' Den recently. For those of you in the US, this is the original UK version of the Sharks' Tank. Due to our UK business partner we were eligible for the show and decided to go for it. We were fortunate to be chosen and here's our pitch which includes the founder of Torch Apparel, Nathan Wills and the President of Torch Europe, Hugh Roper. We won't tell you the outcome, you'll just have to watch and see.
It has been a long and arduous journey from launching Kickstarter to finally shipping all 1,300 pre-orders. We have learned so much along the way and have had the opportunity to work with some great people. New products are already in the works, including our FLUX backpack that we've been trying to perfect and have finally resolved all of the issues through testing.