Podium Ambition Path to Podium

To create a genuine pathway through the British cycle racing system and in to the UCI professional ranks for women in cycling.

Project aim

To create a genuine pathway through the British racing system and in to the UCI professional ranks for women in cycling.

About the project

www.podiumambition.com

If you love Cycling and like the idea of being a part of the journey of the team then this is the project to back! For as little as £50 the team will display your name on the rear of the team Motorhome with no limit to the number of times your name can appear [purchase one in every price bracket or several in one bracket!]. A special number of limited edition experience days are also available.

Come to a race, visit the team in the pits and have your picture taken with the team and with your name visible in the picture too! A brilliant piece of cycling memorabilia that is totally personal and impossible to find elsewhere!

With the profile of Women's Cycling going up every year and the new Women's World Tour being introduced by the UCI in 2016, the opportunity to develop female cyclists has never been better. Presently there is a greater need than ever before for a clear pathway through the UK racing system and in to the international ranks. Riders not selected for National Governing Body programmes are often left wondering how to go about achieving their dream of being a road professional and by supporting this Podium Ambition Ltd pathway you are helping to ensure more women get the chance to realise the opportunity that will hopefully achieve their dream.

Podium Ambition are proud to be making plans to move with the UCI initiated changes and will be fielding a UK based Scholarship team in 2016 to compliment it's new venture in the UCI professional ranks. By the end of the year we hope to achieve Women's World Tour status by being inside the top 15 UCI Women's Teams and to do this we need to provide as many race opportunities as possible this year. We also hope to see some of the Scholarship riders stepping up in to the professional team making way for a new bigger programme in the Scholarship ranks.

Please help back this exciting venture by supporting this crowd funding project. All funds raised will go directly in to both teams as Podium Ambition Ltd is a not for profit company and in order to fully fund this exciting venture we need to create a variety of revenue streams including involving our fans through crowdfunding.

The bigger the team budget the more we will be able to provide for our riders. In an ideal scenario we will not just pay for race entries, accommodation, travel, staffing and training opportunities, but also pay riders a living wage & create a wider ranging support staff that can fully support riders throughout the year. Our present teams have many riders with full or part time jobs and we still rely heavily on volunteers to staff the races, build bikes and support riders training. Additional funds will create a stable, targeted environment with no distractions.

We still have corporate sponsor opportunities available and anyone interested should contact teamstoreysport@hotmail.co.uk. Team Storey Sport is the company of Barney and Sarah Storey and it provides free marketing and business support to Podium Ambition Ltd.

Our riders achieved 28 race victories in 2014 and have surpassed that in 2015 with 33 race victories. We have Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth, European and World Champions on our roster as well as riders who have played a huge part in supporting the riders who have achieved the victories. We pride ourselves on being a true team unit and working to create as many race winning opportunities across as many different desciplines and events in cycling. Many of our riders have worked togther over a number of years, gaining experience as a unit and enjoying the rise through the ranks together.

From Road Racing, to Time Trials, Criteriums, Team Time Trials and Hill Climbs, our riders have secured race victories and podium positions consistently throughout our first two years of operation. Our expansion and ambitious programme comes off the back of proven success, we are always striving to be the best we can be and we hope you will be able to support our journey!

Sport is an incredible vehicle for social change, engagement and supporting all that is good about the world. Alongside the obvious benefits of supporting a group of talented sportswomen to inspire the next generation of athletes, these teams of riders also take the message of the Boot Out Breast Cancer charity as far and wide as we can.

Please support our venture with a small donation and we will endeavour to repay your kindness by continuing to provide the best opportunities to our riders and be role models for young female cyclists wherever we go. Thank you in advance.  

 

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