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Mountain bike legend and UK MTB Hall of Fame inductee Steve Peat has always been notoriously protective and highly superstitious of his custom hand painted Troy Lee Design helmets, so much so he has kept hold of every single one Troy Lee has ever created for him over the course of his decorated racing career. As a result, when he recently announced his intention to auction his one-of-a-kind 'Rule Britannia' D3 Carbon which he received and used at the 2013 World Championships to raise funds and awareness for the Ride for Michael Trust, we knew we had to get involved and show our support.

As long-time friends of both Michael and Steve the chance to support Michael through his trust as well as get out hands on a piece of racing history meant we saw little hesitation when it came to bidding on the helmet. As avid mountain bikers, riders and racing fanatics we were pleased to find out we had won the auction and that our efforts would go directly to help support Michael.

"Our history with Peaty started many seasons and many race wins ago when Silverfish first sponsored him with SDG saddles for his race bikes. This involvement together really stepped up a gear when our mutual friend Michael Bonney signed Steve to Orange Mountain Bikes back in 2002 and after a few seasons we were lucky enough to be able to join the team and sponsor Peaty with Race Face components. Since those early days we have been pleased to go on to work with and sponsor Peaty with e*thirteen chain devices and more recently with Evoc products too" said Silverfish MD Darren Mabbott. "Throughout this time we've continued to enjoy a great relationship with Michael and have worked closely to help with the OE spec on the Orange Bikes range as well as enjoy a catch up at many industry events. What's happened to Michael is nothing short of a tragedy however due to his incredible character, tenacity and passion Michael's a guy you cannot help but admire and that's why we're all confident that no one else would take on the challenge he's facing with the determination and positivity that we know he will."

This is just a tiny gesture on our part but we're happy to help Michael and scoop up a piece of mountain bike history at the same time. We admire both Peaty and Michael for their achievements and what they have done for the sport of cycling and so it's great to be involved and to show our support.

The unique helmet will be held in pride of place at Silverfish HQ in Cornwall and joins our in-house collection of historic mountain bike memorabilia.

Peaty's Ride for Michael Message

Please visit Michael's website to show your support and to find out more information - Rideformichael.org

Images thanks to Laurence Crossman-Emms

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