Pedal Heaven – The announcement.
Having taken the win at the last round of the National Trophy cyclocross it seems like a good time to see how the team is looking for next year.
Tim Elverson DS:
“It was really important for me that we continue to build on the progress we have made since the inception of the team, this was our third full season and we have continued to stay very competitive within our region whilst also start to make an impact on the National seen.
We had many great results across the year from all areas of the squad, first junior in Otley to Nat. B&C masters champ, we took 40 Nat B wins as a team. But there was a few stand out performances by Alex Paton and Gruff Lewis that really put us on the map as a serious team taking podiums and many top ten performances in the tour series, premier calendar and Nat. TT. So it was important for us to retain them both. They have both shown belief in the team by signing on for another year.
We have worked hard to have a plan for continued progression and keeping everyone on board is part of that process. Lewis Atkins has also finished top of the BC points system, whilst we are wise enough to know this isn’t a reflection of his position within the UK, it does show great form through the year with ability and desire to race for the team and take 22 wins.
We have a great squad and some very important back room staff who really help get the best out of everyone. We’ve managed to improve the squad further by adding some quality in the form of experience and exciting developing talent.
We feel we can help all our new riders develop further and by bringing the best out of them the team will continue to progress.
We would like to thank all of our sponsors Specialized, Colbornes, Tiger Communications, Roadwheel, Continental, Salice, High 5, Mavic and Pro Sport Distribution clothing for all their support throughout the 2014 season.
Thank you to Tiger, Roadwheel, Continental, Salice and Specialized for continuing into 2015, we also have some exciting new partners for the 2015 season Spire, Edco, Trainsharp ZipVit, Hammondrutts Investments, RCollard, Pro-Vision, I-Ride, Arundel, Stages and speedplay.
We have a very firm plan for 2015 going into 2016 and the strength and depth in the squad should allow us to continue on this path.”
Craig Peter (Owner):
“To say I’m proud is an understatement, for what the team has achieved in the 2014 season has been fantastic. We are a team with a smaller budget but still competing with teams with much larger budgets, it’s a true reflection on the management and riders efforts. We are heading in the right direction to fulfill our targets for the upcoming seasons. As much as we want to head towards having a UCI status we don’t want to forget where it all starts at youth and junior levels. I am looking forward to the 2015 season to have a stronger hold on bigger races.
Owner: Craig Peter
DS: Tim Elverson
Ass. DS: Anders Christenson
Dave Creeggan (Nat. master’s C champ)
Will Fox (new for 2015)
Will Harper (new for 2015)
Simon Holt (new for 2015)
Dave McGowan (new for 2015)
Chris McNamara (Nat. master’s B champ)
Stevie Williams (new for 2015)
Harrison Jones (New for 2015)