Fantastic team ride today, despite the cold and icy conditions, 125k, 4h00 with some structured blocks of intensity splitting the National and Regional teams for more purpose, great support throughout following with Dean and John Reeve and Michael Craig, with Dean again producing some great images.
Thanks to Ando customs for getting the decals all sorted and applied to the team car ready for the 2015 season
Achieve Elite Cycling
New financial backer and headline sponsor to be announced in January.
Achieve Cycle Coaching, Skinnergate Cycles, Giro, Santini, Salice Eyewear, Cube Bikes, Muc Off, Prima Windows, Lawson Construction, Baines Jewitt Accountacy, GU Energy products and ARC Carbon Wheels.
Following on from a successful season in 2014, including a number of wins and standout national performances, the team have added a number of new riders to the roster and a number of new supportive partners with the ambition of being further competitive at a National A level.
With a targeted race programme of National Road Series, Elite Circuit Series, Tour Series and UCI 1.2 and 2.2 events, combined with a few racing trips to Belgium during the gaps within the UK porgramme and a trip to Ireland over the Easter weekend, the team have plenty to aim at.
The team will be using Cube Agree models supplied by Skinnergate Cycles with Zipp finishing kit supplied by Raleigh and ARC Carbon Wheels. Santini will be suppling the clothing through UK distributor Fisher Outdoors, and Giro will providing helmets and shoes via UK distributor Zyro,
The team head to Calpe and then Mallorca in January and February before starting the season at the Velo29 North East Trophy.
Fantastic to recieve our Giro shoes from Zyro well ahead of the new season! Riders had a choice from the Prolight, Empire and Empire SLX models.
A fantastic 2-day mini training camp up in Northumberland over the weekend with some of the Elite team and youth / junior riders. Saturday a longer route focusing on developing endurance and climbing, Sunday a shorter route working on riding in the wind developing strength and higher speeds.
Photos; Dean Reeve
Some fantastic products from our sponsors Giro through UK distributor that the team will be using this season
1. Giro Prolight Shoes
2. Giro Empire SLX
3. Giro Synthe
4. Giro Aeon
5. Giro LTZ II Aero Glove
6. Giro Ultralight Aero Shoe Cover
7. Giro Ambient Toe Cover
8 & 9. Giro HRC Team Sock
10. Giro Shoe Cover
www.giro.com | http://www.zyro.co.uk/GIRO
We are delighted to announce that Zyro Limited / Giro will be sponsoring the Elite team for 2015, this is very exciting news for us and really underlines our development over the last few years.
Zyro are one of the biggest distributors in the UK and are now based in Darlington which is an excellent local tie in for us. To be shown this level of support is testament to our riders performances last season, our professionalism and social media / online presence.
For 2015 the riders will be using the brand New Synthe aero helmet, either the Prolight or Empire SLX shoes and Giro footwear accessories and gloves.