Podium Ambition Path to Podium

by Sarah Storey in Cheshire

Podium Ambition Path to Podium
We did it
On 17th March 2016 we successfully raised £3,490 with 30 supporters in 42 days

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

by Sarah Storey in Cheshire

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 [email protected]. 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.  

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Fan Membership Your name [and personal website if applicable] on the dedicated page on our website, plus a special sponsor pack of the riders e-cards which are made from profile and action shots of our riders and only available in this form to sponsors.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Maxi Fan Membership - Your name [and personal website if applicable] on the dedicated page on our website. - A special sponsor pack of the riders e-cards which are made from profile and action shots of our riders and only available in this form to sponsors. - Membership of Boot Out Breast Cancer Cycling Club

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Sponsor 3 Your name on the bottom row of the rear of the Motorhome. Remember to come and visit us at a race to have your picture taken with our riders and you, with your name visible! Plus, your name [and personal website & social media handles if applicable] on the dedicated page on our website, plus a special sponsor pack of the riders e-cards which are made from profile and action shots of our riders and only available in this form to sponsors.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Sponsor 2 Your name on the middle row of the rear of the Motorhome. Remember to come and visit us at a race to have your picture taken with our riders and you, with your name visible! Plus, your name [and personal website & social media handles if applicable] on the dedicated page on our website, plus a special sponsor pack of the riders e-cards which are made from profile and action shots of our riders and only available in this form to sponsors.

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Sponsor 1 Your name on the top row of the rear of the Motorhome. Remember to come and visit us at a race to have your picture taken with our riders and you, with your name visible! Plus, your name [and personal website & social media handles if applicable] on the dedicated page on our website, plus a special sponsor pack of the riders e-cards which are made from profile and action shots of our riders and only available in this form to sponsors.

£1,500 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£1,500 Reward

Team Mate for the Day! Partner Dame Sarah Storey on either April 23rd or July 2nd at the Manchester and District Ladies Time Trial event. This includes; - free membership of the Boot Out Breast Cancer Cycling Club [if required & valid until Dec 31st, 2016] - free entry to the race - drive the course with Dame Sarah in the team car - warm up together and be looked after by her coaching team - race 10 miles [solo effort, not a team time trial - your times will be added together for the result] - post race warm down, de-brief and refreshments with Dame Sarah

£5,000 or more

0 of 6 claimed

£5,000 Reward

Meet The Team! Bring up to 4 people to meet the team after a race! Visit the team in the pits then enjoy tea and coffee, cakes and other culinary delights with riders and staff. You will be shown round the teams set up for the race introduced to the operations, guided through how the team managed and approached the event they have just ridden and given a tour of each of the roles of the staff members. Be it gaining info for your own training from our Sports Scientist or understanding how a Director Sportive prepares for the race briefing with the riders, you are free to ask questions and make the most of having these experts on hand. Visit the mechanic and get an detailed introduction to the bikes and other equipment, then finish with a chat with the soigneur who will guide you through the ins and outs of rider well-being. Once riders have changed after their warm down you will be able to spend time with them, eat more cake and find out details about the race, their training and any other burning questions you may have. There will be team merchandise and signed memorabilia for you to take away, plus photo's of your time spent with the team will be emailed to you and the story covered on our website and social media channels. This will also be a chance to promote your own website or cause which will be included in the story. Races available will be UK based and travel to and from these events is your own responsibility. Races where this package is currently available are [3 additional dates are intended to be added as race entries are confirmed]; 25th March Buxton Mountain Time Trial 24th April Cheshire Classic 30th April Tour of Yorkshire 5th June Milk Race 26th June National Road Race Champs

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