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Last updated March 24, 2019

Wingman®

We have designed a unique glove that allows cyclists to view vehicles coming up from behind them. Our aim is to aid cyclists safety.

Wingman®

We have designed a unique glove that allows cyclists to view vehicles coming up from behind them. Our aim is to aid cyclists safety.

£328
pledged of £2,250pledged of £2,250 goal
11
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, March 24 2019 11:03 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated March 24, 2019

About

 It's got your back

Hello, co-creators! My names Harry Eyles. I would like to start off by saying thank you for visiting our project page. I'm just a regular 23-year-old guy from Thurrock, a unitry authority in Essex (UK). I'm doing this project on Kickstarter because I would like to be able to provide the best for my daughter with opportunities that weren't available to me and I would also like to leave my mark on the world, leaving it a better and safer place in one form or another than it was before I arrived. My main mission in life is to become an inspirational figure that someone may look to and hopefully think that I can aspire them to do good things, the same as myself. I am in strong belief that the world is a much nicer place if we cared and respected one another instead of just hating and judging. With this project, we are aiming to aid cyclists safety whilst on the roads. In the following paragraphs, I will outline our plan on how we will be making this project a success with your help! So, as you know by the title, this project has been named 'Your Wingman'. Your Wingman is a simplistic design, a cycling glove fitted with an acrylic mirror to act the same as a wing mirror on a car. As we all know, cyclists are the most vulnerable road users as proven by the 2016 statistics. source www.rospa.com

Being an avid cyclist I have witnessed first hand how a majority of drivers aren't very cautious whilst driving near cyclists. Alongside the issue of taking eyes off the road and straining our neck's to see what is coming up behind us, with the possibility of swerving out into the path of a vehicle. This idea came to me one morning whilst I was on my morning commute. I was riding around Tilbury docks to get to my berth with my headphones in (wrong I know but its pretty quiet at 5.30am) and a lorry sped past me scaring the living daylights out of me. I thought to myself there has got to be a way to allow cyclists to see vehicles coming from behind without having to turn around. That's when the concept of Your Wingman came to me.

Above is our first prototype.

Miseyles can ensure high-quality materials and an ambition to help the rider become more prepared for the dangers of the road. We are planning to manufacture both summer and winter options alongside a variety of different sizes for men & women. We will test the water with the unisex summer edition and progress from there. We are currently focused on selling in the United Kingdom however if this product is managed properly, we would definitely be looking to branch ourselves abroad. The ultimate goal is to assist cyclist's journeys to become safer all over the world.

Your Wingman's plan in a nutshell ;)

  • We have sourced reliable suppliers for our gloves and our acrylic mirror's to ensure quality materials.
  • We are currently doing primary and secondary market research but we are also using Kickstarter as a form of market research too.
  • Raise funds from the beautiful backers on Kickstarter :*.
  • Place orders with our suppliers.
  • Once supplies have arrived begin to manufacture the product and begin to distribute accordingly.

Fund distribution

Think about it: With the current pollution rates and the increasing rate of global warming, most people will eventually be persuaded away from motor vehicle use which results in more cyclists. This expands our customer base immensely. This is the next best thing for Bike Riders, you do not want to miss out!!

Our promise

Once we are a fully established and running company (Our aim is within 3 years) we plan to set up our own charity focused on helping homeless people to get off the streets and into housing as well as supporting them to find employment. This will be done by a % of each pair of gloves purchased donated to the charity alongside various charity events we will host throughout the year. This is just the start of a world-altering vision we have so please help us achieve this by investing and joining the fight for a better tomorrow for our species and planet. Thank you very much.

*None of the money raised from Kickstarter will be given to the charity. The funds are simply to get our product into production.

P.S. Please send your name, your town/country, a short bio/quote, and a photo to Haroldeyles@gmail.com for our 'page of founders' on our website. This isn't a requirement but I would like our customers to know who helped us start this amazing journey. If you don't wish to do this then I will just place your name on a list on the page.

Risks and challenges

Risk's & Challenges
Countless hours and hundred's of pounds has been spent building different prototype's and conducting market research to get the ball rolling on this project.
Manufacturing - Once funding has been completed we will be placing our first order with our overseas supplier whom we have sourced from Alibaba, so we may face some unexpected delays in supplies arriving.
As with any project, unexpected delays occur and events beyond our control happen but measures will be put into place to assure the operation runs as smooth as possible and all delays will be posted within 24 hours.
Please note: We will be allowing our selves some extra time to account for any unforeseen circumstances.

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Funding period

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