Ridley to Sponsor Hargroves Cycles RT
As the Cyclocross season is approaching the time is here to announce our exciting news. Ridley will be our new bike sponsor! Hargroves Cycles RT is a cycling team dedicated to cyclocross and helping youth riders to reach their potential in the sport. This is an aspect which the race team and the sponsors share making it a true partnership. Ridley is a leading manufacturer of extremely high quality cyclocross and road bike frames. The brand has had a strong heritage which has been bolstered by many world champions first hand experience’s which has been harnessed to create the perfect bike. Ridley is the ideal partner for Hargroves Cycles RT as we continue to strive to move our Cyclocross team onto the next level……
It is a growing discipline that we are very keen to remain at the top of and a team that many riders aspire to be a part of. The team will be using Ridley’s prestigious X-Night frames throughout the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons. I’m sure that a question which all of you will be asking is will it be featuring disc or canti lever brakes. Well, the answer to that is the team will be sticking to canti levers this year and staying with our long term and trusted sponsor Shimano using their CX-70 brakes. Shimano will also be providing Hargroves Cycles RT with shoes for the first time, their latest groundbreaking XC-90 shoe will be adorning the feet of the team this winter. The team will be rolling on Fast Forward wheels and Challenge’s team edition tyres.
Lazer are another new sponsor that will be joining the team, providing their new innovative Z1 helmet. This is Lazer’s brand new helmet that is extremely light and well vented but comes with an aero shell to keep the cold air out during the winter. There is an opportunity for a Woman, Junior or youth rider to join the team in the upcoming season interested parties please contact us.
Ian Field, National Elite Cyclocross Champion
‘I’m really excited to be riding Ridley bikes in the upcoming Cyclocross season, the brand has a long and successful history in the discipline and they have developed the X-Night over a number of years into a fantastic frameset. I am looking forward to riding the bikes and hopefully they will be a key part to me taking another step up the ladder on the World Cup Cyclocross scene.’
Kellie Parsons, Sportline Marketing Director
“The Hargroves Cycles team have been at the very top of the UK cyclocross scene for a number of years, with numerous young riders coming through their ranks to challenge for both national and international success. As a brand with a true heritage and love for Cyclocross, Ridley is a natural fit for the team and we cannot wait to see the riders replicate their recent achievements aboard their Ridley X-Night frames.” Kellie Parsons, Sportline Marketing Director
Peter Hargroves, Hargroves Cycles Managing Director
“I think the opportunity that Madison has given us; to work with them to build a better stronger team using the best products in the world is a perfect partnership we are privileged to be involved with. I am really looking forward to the upcoming season”