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Bike subscription service Buzzbike appoints former Nike tech leader

London-based bike subscription platform Buzzbike has appointed a Head of Engineering and lead product designer.

Alp Turgut joins the subscription platform as lead designer and brings an academic background in computer science and design.

Turgut has led the design of complex projects at the likes of Nike, Atlassian, Salesforce and O2 over the last decade.

He will join the firm to spearhead product development of its digital services including the evolution of the Buzzbike App.

Shaun Stanworth joins Buzzbike as Head of Engineering with  experience in growth-stage businesses, having previously worked at Freeformers, Onefinestay and Fronted.

Over his career, he has developed products in conjunction with and used by some of the world’s leading organisations, including Facebook, Google, HSBC, Tesco and the NHS.

Stanworth will lead the development of Buzzbike’s digital products, including the Buzzbike app, rider analysis tools and connected bike technology.

Launched in 2016 Buzzbike recently secured a further £1.7m of funding in its latest round from a variety of sources, including the UK government’s The Future Fund, and sports tech accelerator leAD.

The company recently reported a 121% spike in sales in the first week of lockdown and enters into its next phase of growth.

CEO & Co-Founder Tom Hares said of the hires: “Technology and innovation will transform urban mobility. London’s experience of commuting in a year’s time will be very different from the world before the pandemic.

“With Shaun and Alp on the Buzzbike team, we now have the foundation for a world-class product team to harness the power of technology to make our members cycling experiences hassle-free, fully supported and rewarding at every step as we pioneer the switch to cycling for a greener, healthier and safer ride.

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