Elite Development - Men's Teams 2024

Elite Development - Men's Teams 2024


Our Elite Development Team status recognises those elite road teams that go above and beyond to support talented riders on their journey to success on the world stage, bridging the gap from club teams to UCI Continental level.

To achieve Elite Development Team status, teams are required to demonstrate a high level of support for their riders, providing them with a platform to develop, a comprehensive race programme and race day support. 

Applications for this season opened in November 2023, and we’re delighted to be able to share the names of the teams which have been successful in securing the status for 2024.

Cycling Sheffield

Cycling Sheffield is made up of talented aspiring riders aged between 18 and 25 years old and is based in Sheffield. The team was created to compliment Sheffield’s “Outdoor City” concept and is sponsored exclusively by sponsors based in Sheffield.

Cycling Sheffield’s mission is to provide professional support and a nurturing team environment to help their riders further their careers as athletes. They’ve had huge success in national races since they established in 2014 and plan to include more European racing in their future programming.

Meet the team: James Hartley, James Wordsworth, Max Krasinski, Jack Hartley, Sam Chaplin, Alex Foster, David Hird, Matt Warhurst.

Follow the team - Instagram: @cyclingsheffield // X: @cycling_sheff // Website: cyclingsheffield.com.

HUUB BCC Race Team

HUUB BCC Race Team is committed to supporting road racing in Britain and has been granted Elite Development status for the first time. 

Supporting British racing is at the core of HUUB BCC Race Team, with the team committing to ride the National Road and Circuit Series, as well as selected UCI races in Europe.

Based in the East Midlands, the team supports riders from youth level with their sister cycling club, all the way to the elite level. Elite riders are supported with workshops, training plans and a race calendar designed to develop their talent and hone their racing craft, as well as kit, a bike and wheels.

Meet the team: Luke Brennan, Ryan Williams, George Stephen, Zac Machin, Ben Flatau, Rhys Thomas, Dan Galpin, Toby Barnett, Josh Housley, Adam Kenway, Seb Garry, Matthew Brown.

Follow the team - Instagram: @huub_bcc_racing // Facebook HUUB BCC Race Team


With aims to race in Europe and across Britain, PROJECT1 will support riders as part of their brand-new set up.

As a new team for the 2024 season, PROJECT1 are looking to develop riders who will progress into a career in cycling. 

With mentoring opportunities and race day support, each rider will be able to receive bespoke advice and experience to reach a higher level of riding and racing. 

Meet the team: Jenson Brown, Hamish Armitt, Ben Marsh, Logan Maclean, Alex Ball, Adam Kelly.

Follow the team - Instagram: @project1_raceteam

Richardsons Trek DAS

Richardsons Trek DAS was established in 2012 by Andy Lyons and Dean Shannon, who saved the previous incarnation of the team Twenty3c. The team has steadily grown in support and developed since their inception, with a number of their riders stepping up to the professional ranks.

The team provides a structured race programme for each individual rider and support at all National Series races with all the elements a rider would expect at professional level. The team provides knowledge and experience and teaches riders how to prepare for these events with race tactics and nutrition preparation. With all the equipment and kit to compete in, riders are well supported for racing nationally and internationally. 

Richardsons Trek DAS’s objective is to allow riders to learn and gain experience of racing within a supported team so that they can take the next step within their cycling careers up to UCI level.

Meet the team: Peter Cocker, Cai Davies, Jordan Giles, Michael Gill, Matt Lord, Oli Mangham, Conor Mcgoldrick, Steven Parsonage, Alex Peters, Alex Pritchard, Will Scott.

Follow the team - Instagram: @richardsonstrek // X: @RichardsonsTrek // Facebook: Richardsons Trek – Road Team.

Spirit TBW Stuart Hall Cycling

Established in 2010 as the Spirit Racing Team, Spirit TBW Stuart Hall Cycling has grown to become one of the strongest elite amateur teams in the UK.

At the heart of Spirit TBW Stuart Hall Cycling’s ethos is a strong teamwork ethic. The team focuses on team bonding and having fun through the season, whilst developing riders through their academy approach, with the aim to be one of the best development teams in Europe. 

Meet the team: George Kimber, Will Perrett, Sam Kettlewell, Matt Houlberg, Finn Dunton.

Follow the team - Instagram: @spirittbw // X: @SpiritTBW // Facebook: Spirit TBW.

Team PB Performance

Team PB Performance is an elite development team focused on supporting riders to develop at national level and providing a platform to UCI. 

With a rider-centred approach at the heart of the team, education and learning opportunities are prioritised through coaching. Team staff are experienced and have a track record of supporting riders with an appropriate race programme, an ethical environment and opportunities to showcase talent.

Meet the team: Tom Charles, Adam Charleston, Jacques Coates, Jamie Gostick, Nathan Hardy, Harry Paveley, George Peden, Max Silifant, Jude Taylor, Sam Llewelyn.

Follow the team - Instagram: @pb_performance // X: @PB_Performance // Facebook: PB Performance Coaching // Website pb-coaching.com

Thriva – SRCT 

Formerly RoKIT – SRCT, Thriva – SRCT returns to the 2024 season with Elite Development status. 

The team aims to improve on the 2023 season by offering riders a diverse race programme and more opportunities to excel, while continuing to develop young riders by promoting a healthy lifestyle in partnership with their sponsor, Thriva.

The team also offers individual rider VO2 testing twice a year supplied by sponsor Metabolix and will work with Thriva for monthly blood testing to check specific health markers that can affect performance. 

As well as being supported with bikes, race wheels, kit and nutrition, all race fees will be covered. 

Meet the team: Scott Redding, Benjamin Bright, Matthew Ellis, Thomas Williams, William Truelove, Joshua Price, Joseph Beckinsale, Jake Jackson.

Follow the team - Instagram: @thriva_srct

Wheelbase CabTech Castelli

Wheelbase CabTech Castelli will develop riders to compete in the National Road and Circuit Series for the 2024 season.

The team has been granted Elite Development status for the first time and aims to give their riders help and support to move into higher levels of racing.

A team environment is key to the squad’s ethos, and with guidance and support at every race, each rider will be able to achieve their own goals, as well as the team's objectives.

Meet the team: Tom Martin, Tim Shoreman, Lee Rosie, Aaron King, Jacob Smith, Callum Laborde, Joseph Smith, Tom Armstrong, Davie Lines, David Duggan.

Follow the team - Instagram: @wheelbase_cabtech_castell.