MotionFox was started as a direct response to one of the daily
problems encountered by one of its founders Rob Quigley. Rob was cycling
to work and wanted to find some decent looking hi-viz gear that didn’t
make him look like a builder. Assuming the internet could help, Rob
searched and searched but didn’t find anything that was quite right. He
mentioned this to Steve Benton, and they decided to make for themselves what
they couldn’t find to buy elsewhere. Hence MotionFox was born! Our company
is about providing Activewear with Attitude! We want to design and
deliver fun products that people enjoy wearing.
Rob has been a cyclist for many years. Not a very good one though, just somebody who uses their bike to get places: to work, to town, to the shops. Normal places that he feels he would enjoy cycling to more if he had some better hi-viz gear - so he decided to make some with Steve! Rob also does a bit of running and has done some marathons and triathlons in the past. He did the Tough Guy challenge in the UK in 2011 where he almost froze but survived! Rob likes DJing when he can and his favourite hobby is eating.
Steve has been a motorist since he could afford his first insurance, over the years he noticed it was very hard to see cyclists and walkers on the roads at night due to the fact that they didn't wear any hi-viz gear or did wear some but covered the visibility with a back pack. Steve who's not the most active person on the planet has done the Four Peak challenge and does occasionally like to go for hikes (Very Occasionally). When he does he wants to be seen at night but not in a builders vest!