Flare Partnership

Velotel assists rider safety with Flare partnership

Velotel has partnered with Flare safety app to assist in keeping their customers safer whilst out on rides. The Flare premium membership is bundled FREE with all Velotel mobile plans.

The multi-award-winning safety app will provide premium subscription benefits for all Velotel customers, including: 

· Adding up to five emergency contacts

· Access to Flare SOS – live tracking system

· Earning twice the amount of Sweatcoins per activity 

· Report and notification of hazards while on the road

Flare’s powerful incident detection algorithm is the most accurate in the world and informs users emergency contacts of their live location, using What3Words, if they have experienced an incident or fall. 

Having saved four lives since launching in November 2019, Flare will protect and enhance the safety of all Velotel customers, providing peace of mind and assurance that help is always available. 

With users in over 130 countries, Flare is popular among cyclists as there is no added hardware required and, because of automatic protection, users don’t necessarily have to open the app each time. Providing the reassurance cyclists need whilst out on the road. 

Flare Co-Founder and COO, James Duffy, said: ‘’At Flare we aim to empower those who live active lifestyles and to encourage more people to get active. We share these values with our new partner, Velotel, and we’ll move towards fulfilling those aims by providing Flare’s protection alongside the many brilliant perks Velotel offers its customers.’’

“Velotel is extremely excited to partner with Flare. Keeping our cycling customers both connected and safe while riding is fundamental, and the Flare safety app with our built-in free premium membership is the ideal solution.” Said CEO and Founder Jody Forrester. 

About Flare: 

Flare works with the sensors in your phone to ensure your safety is maintained. If a user is involved in an incident, the app will begin a 30-second countdown to move or respond and if there is no movement or response, their exact location is sent to emergency contacts using What3Words, so help can arrive quickly. Users can also locate their friends and family through the Live Share feature and call for Community Assistance if they ever need help, alerting other Flare users. Not only does Flare protect you but all users are rewarded for using the app via Sweatcoin, a new type of currency. These can be redeemed in exchange for exclusive rewards, whilst Flare Premium users have access to exclusive partners and higher discounts. 

About Velotel:

Velotel is a mobile network catering to the UK cycling public. If you love riding bikes, then Velotel has built mobile plans that cater to your lifestyle and give you more value in benefits that count. Velotel runs on the UK’s largest 5G network and offers customers four simple plans that give maximum value and peace of mind to manage their spend. All plans are month to month, with no unnecessary lock ins. Customers have full self-service control via the online store, where they can sign up, upgrade, downgrade, or cancel their plans in a few clicks. At the heart of Velotel is their cycling partner network, which gives customers access to amazing benefits; from retail discounts to free insurance products, cycling specific apps, and preferential access to races and events across Europe. Velotel is an advocate for cycling development and works with key charities to promote the use of bicycles in underprivileged communities. Sign up to Velotel at www.velo.tel

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