Team Launch: Hope Factory Racing
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Team Launch: Hope Factory Racing


Team Hope Factory Racing has officially launched for 2012 with 19 riders who will focus on national level road, mountain bike and cyclo-cross races.

Following a successful cyclo-cross campaign where Paul Oldham won the National Trophy Series, Hope Factory Racing will expand in 2012 before returning to the roots of the team with an aim of gaining selection for the 2013 cyclo-cross World Championships.

In 2012 a men’s and women’s road team will compete in all Premier Calendar events, women’s national road series and national criterium series, with the cross country mountain bike team also racing the national series and a number of team events including Mountain Mayhem. Tom Braithwaite will be the sole downhill rider and will compete both nationally and internationally.

The team launch itself took place at Hope’s HQ in Barnoldswick, Lancashire where, following photos, the team had an opportunity to meet and discuss the coming season, followed by a tour of the state of the art Hope Factory, were Alan Weatherill explained the process of each section of the manufacture of the Hope product range.

2012 Hope Factory Racing Team Roster

Road:
The road teams, both men and women are aiming to ride all of the Premier Calendar events, National Women’s Races and National Crits:

Men:
Paul Bennett
Sam Boast – U23
Dan Booth
Jack Clarkson – U23
Dave Collins
Michael Knight – U23
Paul Oldham
James Sharpe
James Thompson
Sam Ward
Matthew Williams
Steve Whitehurst

Women:
Adela Carter
Mim Freemantle
Katy Simcock
Nicole Walters

Mountain Bike

Cross Country
The MTB team will be focusing on all of the national serier and a number of endurance team events including Mountain Mayhem.

Men:
Dan Booth
Jack Clarkson
Dave Collins
Arthur Green
Paul Oldham

Women:
Adela Carter
Katy Simcock

Downhill
Tom Brathwaite will be representing the team in Downhill, including UK and international events.

Cyclo Cross
Our strongest discipline, our roots and frankly where the team came from! We aim to be back just as strong as last season, with the team looking to defend the Yellow Jersey of National Trophy Winner Paul Oldham. We will also be aiming to send riders to Belgium to compete, as well as having a strong squad for the Nationals and the Rapha Series, finally the aim will be to have some of our riders again selected to represent the GB squad in the worlds.

Men:
Dan Booth
Jack Clarkson
Dave Collins
Arthur Green
Paul Oldham
James Thompson

Women:
Adela Carter

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