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TEAM RALEIGH TO RIDE TOUR DE YORKSHIRE

Team Raleigh GAC have been invited to race alongside some of the biggest teams in the world including Team Sky, BMC Racing Team and Team Giant-Alpecin in the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire which takes place from 1st to 3rd May 2015.

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Team principal, Cherie Pridham, said: “I am delighted that Team Raleigh GAC will be part of what I’m sure will be a fantastic event. “We saw how the British public came out to support last year’s Grand Depart in Yorkshire, I’m sure that we will see similar scenes this year and I would like to thank the organisers for giving us the chance to be part of that.

To follow all the latest news and results from Team Raleigh GAC go to www.teamraleighgac.com

NEW TEAM RALEIGH MILITIS

Team Raleigh captain Ian Wilkinson unveiled his new Militis Team carbon bike to Cycling Weekly at the recent Eddie Soens race, in which he sprinted to a well deserved podium place.

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Resplendent in its new striking colour scheme of red, yellow and black, that gives a modern twist to the famous colourways of the dominant TI Raleigh squad of the 80’s this new styling matches perfectly with the retro styled team kit launched last year.

The team bike features the latest Sram Red 22 groupset, Cole carbon wheels, Schwalbe ONE tubular tyres and finishing kit from FSA, Fizik and Elite with Wilkinson’s bike featuring the new Fizik Aliante saddle.

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Further details of the team bikes will be launched later in the year by Raleigh UK

Follow the teams results and progress this season at http://www.teamraleighgac.com/

 

RALEIGH SUPPORT FOR TRIATHLETE SOPHIE COLDWELL

Rising British Triathlon star Sophie Coldwell enters into her second year of support from Raleigh.

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Sophie aged 20 and living close by the Raleigh offices in Nottingham is a member of the British Triathlon World Class Podium Potential Squad. After a fantastic season in 2014 Sophie is looking forward to another good year ahead with the distant target of the Rio Olympics in her sights.

Raleigh have supplied Sophie with the latest top of the range Militis Team, this lightning quick carbon frame comes equipped with Sram Red 22 groupset and Cole carbon wheels a bike also ridden by Team Raleigh to great successes on the road.

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Further details on the bike Sophie will be using can be found at, http://www.raleigh.co.uk/ProductType/ProductRange/Product/Default.aspx?pc=1&pt=14&pg=10718

ABRAHAM AHEAD OF TOMMY GODWINS 1939 RECORD

Long distance cycling specialist Steve Abraham set off on an epic journey on 1st January 2015 to break a long standing record of 75,000 ridden in a year held since 1939 by the late Tommy Godwin.

Raleigh along with other iconic British cycling brands have chosen to sponsor Steve on his epic adventure just like they did with Tommy over 76 years ago.

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Steve’s progress to date is awe inspiring having totalled over 15,500 miles which now puts him over 2500 miles ahead of the record, his daily progress can be tracked on Strava or on his website http://oneyeartimetrial.org.uk/

The bike Steve chose to ride was a Raleigh Sojourn touring bike, as a long standing Audax rider, comfort, lightweight and reliability where high on his list of priorities, but this bike also offers a modern twist with its fitment of disk brakes something which Steve has taken to because of their robust nature and the simple fact is he doesn’t wear out the rims as you would with standard brakes.

You can read the full article about the bike on the Road CC report http://road.cc/content/news/143511-steven-abraham%E2%80%99s-raleigh-sojourn-year-record-bike

For further information about Tommy Godwin go to his website http://www.tommygodwin.com/

Please join us in wishing Steve continued success with the record as we move into lighter nights and warmer weather

RALEIGH’S BIRMINGHAM BIKE BOOST

Raleigh will be supplying 5000 city bikes to Birmingham City Council as part of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution.  2000 of these bikes will be used for community hire programmes and the remainder given away to people who will use them for their everyday journeys and leisure.

Cllr Lisa Tickett (Birmigham City Council) and Phil Woodward (Raleigh)

Based on the popular and proven Raleigh Strada, the bikes have light but strong alloy frames and 21 gears to make it easier to ride up hills. They are fitted with specially selected durable parts including rust resistant chains to minimise maintenance.

Terry Blackwood Raleigh’s senior product manager said. “ We have worked with the team at Big Birmingham Bike Initiative to produce a bike that is a pleasure to ride but durable enough to stand up the use these bikes are expected to get.”

Birmingham City Council have secured £17million of funding from the Department for Transport to improve cycling within the city. The Birmingham Cycle Revolution combines infrastructure improvements with the bike giveaway, cycle training and other programmes to encourage the people of Birmingham to use the bicycle more.

Mark Gouldthorp Raleigh’s MD commented that “Raleigh is delighted to supply bikes to this programme in Birmingham it’s part of our continued support of initiatives to encourage cycling in the UK”

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