Published: 2 January 2013
Report: Achieve CC Racing Team
Related: 2013 domestic road team announcements
Achieve Cycle Coaching was started in October 2011 initially as a cycle coaching company offering a range of services ranging from Bikeability in schools to tailored programmes for professional athletes.
Achieve CC racing team was established in February 2012 and despite the team being relative newcomers they have gone from strength to strength, finishing the year with a number of wins countless podiums and top ten positions and ended the 2012 season as number one British Cycling ranked North East team.
The team have continued to progress into 2013 bring a number of sponsors on board, the majority based locally with a vested interest in the success of a local team.
Skinnergate Cycles, Baines Jewitt Accountants, &This Creative Graphic Design, Angel Tattoo and Piercing and George Boyd architectural ironmongers will be supporting the team through out 2012.
In addition to these local sponsors, the team will be wearing Bioracer clothing designed by &ThisCreative, Carrera Razor helmets distributed by Fisher Outdoors, and ARC Carbon wheels.
The team is now 25 riders strong, with a split programme of regional and national events, with a dual focus of maintaining our position regional and also Achieving national success, to do this the team has brought in strong additions to add to the current riders to reinforce the team competing nationally;
Collin Humphrey has joined Achieve CC for the 2013 season. He is an incredibly strong rider, who competed in the RAAM Team competition in 2012 and also featured in a solo break in the Tour of the Reservoir. A renowned time trialist and arguably one of the strongest riders in the domestic peloton he will add considerable firepower to the Achieve CC national team.
Tom Timothy is an experienced first category rider who is currently in his final year at Newcastle University where he is on the Elite Athlete Squad. As one of the lighter riders at Achieve CC we expect to see him representing the team on the front of the peloton in the hilly races throughout the season. He will also be a key asset for the team in the Premier Calendar races, one of the team’s main objectives.
Jack Rees is an experienced Elite category rider with a degree in Sports Coaching. In 2012 he competed both nationally across the North East, North West and Yorkshire and Internationally in the UCI 2.2 10 Day Tour de Maroc for the Velo 29 – OTR – Vankru team. He excels on rolling courses and criteriums and posses a powerful sprint.
These riders will be ably supported by a selection of second category riders in National races. The team will provide a development platform for riders to step up from regional level to national level races.
Richard Jones (2nd), Chris Fewtrell (2nd) Matty Cooper (2nd) Adam Theaker (2nd), Matt Theaker (2nd), Dan Plant (2nd), Jake Krehin (3rd) Rob Hamill (3rd), James Peacock (3rd), Graham Wood (3rd), Adam Brooks (3rd), Steve Williamson (3rd) Iain Turnbull (3rd) Mike Coxon (3rd), Greg Fletcher (3rd), Grant Worrall (3rd), Graeme Tate (3rd) and new to racing for 2013, James Gutridge, Bryan Hackett, Paul Gough, Neil Mccabe and David Atkinson. Ben Moody will also be competing in the U14 category and National U14 events.
The team’s official launch for riders and sponsors is 16 February.
The team also has a partnership club, The Achieve Club is a road cycling club in the purest sense, for fans of the sport. The Achieve Club will provide an environment for the members to get the most from their riding, whether that be for leisure, enjoyment, to ride sportives or to ultimately compete, it is a club of like-minded individuals who are able to ride together and share their passion.
For further information please visit the website www.theachieveclub.com
Achieve CC is always interested in hearing from new sponsors and forming new mutually beneficial partnerships with companies interested in what is now becoming the fastest growing sport in the UK. For any enquires please contact; Jack@achievecyclecoaching.co.uk