The 4 Star Racing Team launched in January with a selection of new and experienced riders.
The team has some fantastic riders in the form of Richard Wilkinson, who rode for the likes of Rapha Condor, SIS Trek, Plowman Craven and Wilier Sports Bean, has titles and wins to his name, like a Former
National British Universities Road Race Champion, Isle of Man Viking Trophy, Nigel Meason and 8th overall in the Premier Calendar Series. Dan Evans, the 2011 and 2012 Welsh Hill Climb Champion and winner of the Hope MTB Series in 2012. Mike Harrison, who’s previous teams include Cyclestore and SigmaSport, brings a wealth of knowledge to the younger riders, with previous victories in Premier Calendars, numerous tours, and a winner of the European Masters RR Championships. Joining them will be a wealth of younger talented riders - Warwick Sanderson from the Isle of Man, Maciek Furczyk from Poland, Aled Roberts, Darius Satongar, and Alex Jones.
The Main Sponsors include some new names to cycling, but a great base for the team to move up the ranks. 4 Star is a new cycle store starting this summer and is looking to supply the team with various things from Energy Supplements to Bike products.
Sunwise are supplying the team with their stunning sunglasses for 2013 and is such a strong British brand to have on board. The team will be using the Equinox RM glasses with the red and blue polarised lens set.
One of the new names to appear this year, in the form of sponsors, is Hero Energy. They will be supplying Hero Energy Mints to keep the team alert and on their toes all year. They are specially designed with the highest quality energized ingredients to give you an immediate boost whilst sustaining performance at times of physical and mental exertion – perfect for cyclists!
Team Manager Ryan Forster thinks, that the team will be one of the surprise packages in 2013 – ‘We have such a good bunch of riders this year. Everyone is looking forward to the challenge and are all fired up. To have the likes of Sunwise and Hero on board for 2013 is great for the riders, who not only think that the Sunwise glasses are stunning, but the Hero Energy Mints really get them in the mood to train and race. I personally think we have some of the best looking race kit, which has been provided to us by Sam’s Sportswear and is Italian made. We’ve had lots of orders for replica kit already and you can buy it from 4starbikes.co.uk. 2013 is going to be a fun year!’
The Team had their launch at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire and you can see from the pictures on the team's Facebook page, what a beautiful place it is.
Full 2013 line up