SUNSPORT VELO WOMENS RACE TEAM IS NORTH WEST BASED DEVELOPMENT TEAM OF TALENTED YOUNG FEMALE CYCLISTS

SUNSPORT VELO WOMENS RACE TEAM

SunSport Velo is a womens development  team based in the North West.

WOMENS RACING

Over the last few years there has been a huge interest in womens cycle racing in the Uk capped off with Lizzie Armistead winning the World Road Race Championships last year. This year womens racing will feature more than ever on our televison screens with the Aviva Womens Tour of Britain and the ITV4`s Tour Series, Matrix Fitness Grand Prix, five televised city centre races.

WHO WE ARE

We are SunSport Velo Womens Race Team. The team consists of a group of very talented young female cyclists who will be taking on the some of the best teams in the world. All the girls are either at college or are in full time employment they have to fit training and racing into their spare time.

   ANOUSKA EDWARDS    GRACE ROGERSON    JANE HELLEWELL    MADDY SCOTT    SOPHIE THACKRAY

 

THE TEAM

Anouska Edwards - Anouska is our Road Captain she is an elite cyclist from Australia and rode for the Australian National Team her strengths are Track Racing and Criteriums

Sophie Thackray - Sophie from Bingley was last years National School Girl Cyclo-Cross Champion and finished second in this years Junior National Cyclo-Cross Championships. She has recently travelled to Zolder in Belgium and despite only being a first year a Junior rider was a reserve for the Great Britains U23 Womens World Championship Team

Maddy Scott - Maddy is an exciting young rider from Southport. She is a first year senior who is already winning circuit races.

Jane Hellewell - Jane from Altrincham is a former tandem pilot for young Para cyclists she has ridden at National and Interntional events. This year she is concentrating on her own cycling career. Jane is equally as good on the road and track. Her favourite race is the madison.

Grace Rogerson - Grace is from Hale and has been competing for the last four year on the road and track at the Manchester Velodrome. Grace is a strong rider who enjoys circuit races.

OUR AIM

SunSport Velo is a womens development team based in Manchester. As well as supporting local cycling events the team will be competing in British Cyclings Womens National Series, we will be putting a team into the An Post Ras na mBan five day international stage race in County Kilkenny, Ireland. Our main aim for the year is the ITV4 Tour Series Mattrix Fitness Grand Prix which consists of five televised city centre races.

ITV4 Tour Series Matrix Fitness Grand Prix venues and dates

Round 1 Motherwell 17th May

Round 2 Redditch 26th May

Round 3 Stoke on Trent June 2

Round 4 Stevenage June 6th

Round 5 Croyden June 7th

Round 6 Portsmouth June 9th

 

HOW YOU CAN BE PART OF IT

We are looking for supporters for the team. The size of your contribution doesn`t matter as much as your support for the team. Please share our fund raising project with friends family and work mates.

All the riders and support staff are voluntary. Any money raised will go towards Entry Fees, Travelling Costs, Accomodation and Bike Equipment. You can follow us on TV, on Social Media, come and support us at the races, call in for a coffee at Velo Expresso in Altrincham our team base. Come along to one of our famous Roller Racing Nights or take part in one of our Torelli sportives.

   

 

MEDIA

CYCLING WEEKLY -  http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest-news/new-womens-development-team-to-race-across-uk-and-europe-206075

Cycling Weekly magazine has a media reach of over 200,000

VELO UK - http://www.velouk.net/2016/02/10/feature-madeleine-scott-q-a/

 

SPONSORS

SunSport Coaching

Torelli Sportives

Velo Expresso

O`Brien Race Services

Pactimo Clothing

I-Ride Orro Bikes

Betts Geo

Alfresco Living

Love Medical

Photographs courtesy of Devlin Ainslea

 

 

 

 

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