This season Raleigh is sponsoring six athletes as they look to dominate their respective racing categories. Each athlete will be performing with Raleigh’s Militis Race performance bike. Here’s a breakdown of who’s who:
Jake may be familiar to Raleigh fans through his exploits in cyclocross this winter, in which promising results gave him a place in the GB squad for the World Cup in Valkenburg, Netherlands. The multi-talented youth rider has National Mountain and Cyclocross wins to his name and now turns his attention to road for the 2014 season as he looks to cement his reputation as one to watch in the future.
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Sophie is a multi-time National triathlon and European Cup medalist currently studying Human Biology at Loughborough University as part of an Olympic Development Programme scholarship. She competes at Junior level sprint distance triathlons at present, stepping up to Olympic distance next season.
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Ellis is a first year junior rider on the British Cycling Olympic Development Programme competing under the colours of Border City Wheelers. He already has some notable victories to his name with a hat trick of podium places at the North West International Youth Tour (with a fractured collar bone no less) and a place at the European Youth Olympics for GB.
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Martin is a senior triathlete competing under the colours of Portsmouth Triathletes and Team Wiggle. He specializes in Sprint distance triathlons and has competed in triathlons around Europe favouring Barcelona and his local Portsmouth triathlon where he won his age group in 2013.
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Sam is another youth rider with huge potential. He lives in Cardiff, Wales and rides for renowned Cardiff Jif cycling club in road races and also on the track at Newport Velodrome. This season Sam will take part in the Junior national series in Powys, Bristol, Bath and Somerset against fellow Raleigh riders Ellis Kirkbride and James Ireson and he will also hook up with the Welsh cycling squad on the track.
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At just 16 years old James is a promising young athlete and has a strong support network around him in the form of Wolverhampton Wheelers cycling club. When most of us have been shivering on the bike through winter James’ commitment to cycling has already seen him attend a warm weather Pyrenean training camp during half term.
James will be competing in Junior National races around the UK this year as well as National events on the Track and races in Holland, Belgium and Ireland.
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