Raleigh Rider Support Programme

Raleigh Rider Support Programme

 

Raleigh Rider Support Programme

 

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Raleigh launches Rider Support programme for aspiring cyclists

 

Raleigh is looking for talented UK-based athletes to sponsor across road, time-trial, triathlon and track events in 2014, providing the opportunity to be supported with bikes and equipment from Raleigh for the 2014 season.

 

Raleigh Rider Support Programme
Raleigh Rider Support Programme

 

The support package will depend on the disciplines the chosen riders specialise in but it is likely to include at least one racing bike plus a selection of components from Raleigh brand partners including High5 sports nutrition.

 

Applicants must be 16 or over and will receive bikes and equipment, as well as a boost to their public profile that comes from being associated with one of the most well-respected brands in cycling.

 

“You don’t need to be number one in your field, although that certainly helps,” said Geoff Giddings, Raleigh Marketing Director, “but you do need to have the passion, drive, and above all, the right personality to make it onto our Rider Support programme.”

 

Raleigh’s support programme for 2013 has seen the company sponsor four ambitious cyclocross riders, Nick Barnes, Joe Atkins, Dylan Kerfoot-Robson and Harry Yates, who are all making great waves in the youth and U-23 categories of the sport. Read more about their journey here.

 

Essential criteria are that riders must be 16 years or over as of 1st January 2014, be UK based, have demonstrable race results from 2013, have an outline race calendar for 2014, be a member of a cycling team or club, commit to providing written and photographic reports on a regular basis, and have permission of a parent or guardian if under 18.

 
Raleigh already sponsors ‎Team Raleigh, a 15-man UCI Continental level team; four cyclocross riders, Nick Barnes, Joe Atkins, Dylan Kerfoot-Robson and Harry Yates, who each compete for their own shop teams using Raleigh products; and Daniel Moores, an endurance athlete looking to become the youngest person to cycle around the world.

 
Successful applicants will be joining Raleigh’s long and distinguished history of supporting the world’s best riders, from AA Zimmerman in the 1800s to the TI-Raleigh team of the 1970s and onto stars of recent times such as Barrie Clarke, Lizzie Armistead and Nicole Cooke.

 

The application period will end on Sunday December 22nd 2013 with successful riders being informed in the new year.

 

If you think you’ve got what it takes to ride for Raleigh, simply fill in the application form at www.raleigh.co.uk/rider-support

 

John

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