Dean Jackson from HUUB talks athlete sponsorship

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HUUB founder Dean Jackson talks athlete sponsorship

“Build a relationship, become a friend… don’t just come with your hands out”

HUUB founder Dean Jackson has been involved in the triathlon industry for several decades now, across a range of blue chip brands even before he launched HUUB (www.huubdesign.com).

HUUB have just signed the Brownlee brothers to another four year contract – but Dean also support athletes of all levels from first-timers, not just those on the Olympic podium.

“Will you sponsor me?”

Having been on the end of thousands of “Will you sponsor me?” letters, emails and more, how do you stand out?

Before you start a “Dear Dean” request – be it to HUUB or any other brands – take some tips from Dean on making the right sort of approach with some simple advice from this video.

Robin Williams with his Zipp 2001

The bikes of Robin Williams go to auction

The extensive cycle collection of the late Robin Williams is now available to buy by auction, with funds raised from the sale going to the Challenged Athletes Foundation and Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

The extremely popular actor and comedian was a huge cycling fan, and as well as being a regular visitor to events including the Tour de France, was clearly a big fan of the technology and equipment too. In total, 87 different lots feature a wide range of road, time trial, mountain, touring and electric bikes, from a wide range of brands including Pinarello, Zipp, Softride, Trek, Kestrel, Casati, Orbea, Lemond, Giant, Ciocc, Merlin, Colnago, BMC and many more. We’ve selected just a few highlights in the images below.

The Williams’ family said “We hope these bikes will bring their new owners as much joy as riding them, and helping these causes, always brought him.”

The auction closes on 25th October 2016 with prices currently ranging from $650 up to $10,000. Take a look at the link below for the full online catalogue.

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