We are happy to conclude the season 5th in the National Team Rankings, a nice progression from 33rd in 2013 and 11th in 2014.
As we finalise everything ahead of a really exciting 2016 season, we have to final rider additions to complete the team.
The first is Tim Home.
Tim is new to the sport and 2015 was his first season of racing despite this he achieved some fantastic results thoughtout the season the highlights being top 10's in three national junior road series events; The Tour of Wales, Cadence RR and Tour of the Medips. Tim recently won the Carlton Bank Hill Climb which combined with his national series performances really brought him to our attention.
As Tim would readily admit he has a lot to learn on the road but we believe we can provide the right environment for him to develop, with a solid mix of regional and national racing combined with some foreign opportunities at shorter, hillier stage races.
We thank our friends at NRG Cycles for their encouragement of Tim and our decision.
Top 10 and 2nd U23 at Hong Kong Cyclothon! All riders top 50 after a war of attrition 90min, 25 lap city loop
Fantastic end to our Hong Kong adventure riding at the head of the Hong Kong Cyclothon with over 3,000 participants taking in the major bridges and sites of Hong Kong.
Delighted to announce a new partner for 2016.
Monton Sports Official will provide the team with soft goods for use during training and competition. Monton do a range of cycling specific wear and the team will use gloves, caps and socks from throughout the season.
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Delighted to annouce our sixth and final new rider for 2016, which sees the team aim to build on the success of 2015 with a clear focus on development and foreign and top level UK and Ireland race opportunities.
Tom has been on the teams radar for a number of years. Showing a steady progression since 2013. In 2014 he recorded four National B wins in 2014.
In 2015 he started the year strong in the UCI 2.2 Tour of Al Zuburah with 19th overall on GC, before coming back to win the prestigious Roy Thame Cup. Tom was consistant all year with 14th in the UCI 1.2 Beaumont Trophy.
Tom is mentored by Steve Lampier which has cleared stood him in great stead for racing in the UK and Europe, we see Tom as integral to the team in 2016.
Delighted to announce our fourth new addition for 2016.
Martin brings an absolute wealth of experience, he has been racing at a top level in the UK, Asia and Europe for the past fifteen years. Martin will be integral to the teams development of younger riders an brings with him a fantastic reputation in Asia and Europe opening up a number of new races to the team and riders.
Delighted to announce our fifth new addition for 2016.
Charlie has a fantastic pedigree and has developed progressively this year as a first year senior. In 2014 he was 4th in the junior national road race on the Rydale GP circuit.
Despite his age he is very experienced and has raced in Europe, Asia and the USA.
This season he was 2nd at the Doncaster GP along with recording a number of strong performances at the UK UCI races and the Elite Road Series.
Charlie guested for the team at the Tour of Poyang Lake were his strength was clear, consistent for the duration and recording two top ten and two top twenty finishes.