GKV Racing Team (Cycling)

To promote cycle racing in the Glossop, Glossopdale and High Peak areas. Increasing opportunities for Youth, Junior and Senior male and female riders to ride in a range of regional and national races. The funding will go towards subsidising club affiliation fees, event entries, racing kit, equipment and transport. Cycle racing can be an expensive and intimidating experience especially for those new to the sport, with your help we can help breakdown these barriers to participation.

We did it!

On 4th Mar 2014 we successfully raised £1,250 of £1,000 target with 21 supporters in 28 days


An exciting new venture aimed at helping racing cyclists in the Glossop area.

There is potential to be involved at many levels.  Including the chance to be the title sponsor, having the team named after your organisation - this will appear in all race results and reports.

Team Member Andy Webster Road Racing

Team Vision

To provide a platform in Glossop that closes the gap between cycling for leisure and racing bikes as a sport, embedding cycle racing into the local community.

To develop individual talent through a programme of cycle racing, inspiring the next generation of Bradley Wiggins and Laura Trotts.

To nurture up and coming talent especially junior and women cyclists, building skills and confidence, leading to success in races.

Team Member Lorna Fisher Circuit Racing

Why we need your help

One of the main barriers to participation in cycle sport is cost.

With your help we can subsidise the race entry fees and kit costs of all team members, allowing them to compete more often in a wider variety of events. Team kit, banners and equipment will also help us look like a team and give us a recognisable presence at events. This makes for a far less intimidating race day for juniors, ladies and those members of the team new to racing.

Help with cost of travel to races; Team members often have to travel in excess of an hour to get to races and usually in multiple cars for logistical reasons. Your pledges can help us secure transport solutions and subsidise costs. This would be of massive benefit to the juniors in the team who cannot drive.

Team Member Ben Falla Track Racing

Benefits to you?

The advertising of your organisation on our team kit, banners and website has a huge potential audience. The team will be taking part in many local races including;

Weekly races; Manchester Regional Track League at the Manchester Velodrome and the Tameside Cycle Circuit League in Ashton.

Road races throughout the North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands.

Closed Town centre races which attract huge crowds of spectators at Nottingham, Doncaster, Ilkley, Otley, Sheffield,, Colne, Tickhill, London and a brand new event taking place Glossop itself.

Some team members are also riding large and international events such as the Paris Roubaix sportive and L'Etape du Tour (the amateur stage of the Tour De France) and the Ride London Surrey 100.

All this equates exposure to the public, with a prospective 90-120 hours of advertisement per week, enhancing your brand and increasing visibility throughout the year. 

The banner discussed in the rewards will be displayed at numerous events throughout the year. Including the sold out High Peak Hog (300 riders + supporters), The GKV Open 25mile Time Trial, Summer Time Trial Series, Autumn Hill Climb Series and also at the Snake Pass Hill Climb (won for the last 2 years by the reigning British Hill Climb National Champion). These events had a total of 562 entrants last year. The Team will also display the banner at the events they are racing. The website links will appear in the GKVRT section of the Glossop Kinder Velo website.

Pledging is an excellent way of promoting your organisation, showing support to local community ventures, sports and wellbeing. Being involved in cycling is a great way of representing your organisation as green and environmentally responsible.

Be part of an exciting racing team, with pledges starting from just £10 to enter the raffle for your chance to ride with us on a training ride or at an exclusive race jersey or team cap right up to £2000 to be the title sponsor.

See our rewards for more detail on benefits.


We have created the rewards but we understand that as a potential sponsor you may wish to contribute to the team in an individual and unique manner and a reward package may not cover your needs. If this is the case please contact the team.

Please note this sponsorship will run from the date the crowdfunder project ends to 31st December 2014

Please contact us via email gkvracingteam@gmail.com with any questions

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