10th BRITISH CYCLING RANKING 2012 (as Cycle Premier-Kovert) Selected for the Tour Series
Riders: Magnus Backstedt, Jordan Bason, Will Bjergfelt, Perry Bowater, Dec Byrne, Jamie Caldwell, Joe Fox, Henry Furniss, David Lines, Paul Londors, David Palmer, Jamie Scott, Liam Stones
DID YOU KNOW? As well as racing for MG-Maxifuel, Magnus Backstedt is preparing to make his Ironman debut this August. He is aiming is to complete the long-distance triathlon event in under nine hours and qualify for the 2014 World Championships in Hawaii.
Metaltek-Knights of Old
3rd BRITISH CYCLIN G RANKING 2012 Selected for the Tour Series
Riders: Dale Appleby, Chris Bartlett, Will Fox, Dexter Gardis, Kit Gilham, Tom Last, Gruff Lewis, Rhys Lloyd, Adam Martin, Dave McGowan, Tom Murray, Rob Orr, Matt Pilkington, Robert Smail, Ben Stockdale
ONE TO WATCH: Tom Murray – the former IG-Sigma Sport rider is consistently good in the Tour Series and Elite Circuit Series.
SPIN-Rotor-Primal-C Originals RT
14th BRITISH CYCLING RANKING 2012 (as Primal Europe) Selected for the Tour Series
Riders: Adam Bright, Antoine Gaudillat, Peter Haworth, Chris Nicholson, Nick Pilborough, Colin Parry, George Pym, James Smith, Tom Stockdale, James Williams
ONE TO WATCH: George Pym – the Devonian finished fourth in the National Championships junior road race in 2012.
Hope Factory Racing
31st BRITISH CYCLING RANKING 2012 Selected for the Tour Series
Riders: Dan Booth, Jack Clarkson, Dave Collins, Chris Gatt, Ben Greenwood, James Gullen, Jordan Hargreaves, Hamish Haynes, Ben Kellett, Michael Knight, Paul Oldham, Jamie Sharp Matthew Williams
DID YOU KNOW? Dan Booth uses his commute to train – by day he is a fireplace and multi-fuel stove fitter.
17th BRITISH CYCLING RANKING 2012
Riders: Owen Lake, Andy Lyons, Dave Nichols, Adam Norris, Oliver Rossi, Luke Ryan, Dean Shannon, Wojciech Szlachta, Pete Vincent
ONE TO WATCH: Wojciech Szlachta – the elite-ranked rider is one of the most intelligent riders on the British scene, and has an integrated Masters degree in natural sciences from Cambridge University to his name, specialising in experimental and theoretical Physics.
Herbalife Leisure Lakes Bikes.com
5th BRITISH CYCLING RANKING 2012
Riders: Simon Baxter, Richard Bott, Tommy Bustard, Alex Coutts, Giles Drake, Gary Hand, Will Haynes, Andrew Hawdon, Alistair Kay, Harry Tanfield
DID YOU KNOW? Alex Coutts has ridden for UCI-ranked teams for the last 10 years – including Babes Only-Villapark Lingemeer-Flanders in 2007 – and has competed alongside the world’s best at the Tours of Qatar, Oman and Langkawi.
Wheelbase Altura MGD
50th BRITISH CYCLING RANKING 2012
Riders: Tom Barras, Alex Bottomley, Steve Clarke, Andy Coupe, Lewis Craven, Jack Cutsforth, Adam Duggleby, Liam Glen, Tony Greenhaulgh, Alistair Rutherford, Stuart Reid
SOUND FAMILIAR? Tom Barras is the son of legendary British racer, ‘Super’ Sid Barras.
Team Corley Cycles
12th BRITISH CYCLING RANKING 2012
Riders: Roy Chamberlain, Ben Chapman, Sean Dines, Matt Gee, Ian Knight, Don Parry, Jonathan Shuster, Michael Smith, Liam Stones
DID YOU KNOW? Team Corley Cycles were founded in 2007 to help raise money and awareness for the Milton Keynes-based Willen Hospice. So far, they’ve donated over £15,000 to the charity.
8th BRITISH CYCLING RANKING 2012
Riders: Nick Baker, Andy Betts, Dan Duguid, Scot Easter, Andy Hargroves, George Harper, John Heaton-Armstrong, Matt Higgins, Alex Higham, Justin Hoy, Henry Latimer, Richard Mardle, Lee Smith, Tom Smith, Chris Spence, John Wager, Peter Wager
ONE TO WATCH Justin Hoy – he finished eighth in British Cycling’s rider rankings for 2012 after amassing 16 victories in National B races.
21st BRITISH CYCLING RANKING 2012
Riders: Steve Abbott, Dan Davies, Dafydd Dylan, Eldon Garnett, Alex Hopper, Henry Hunter, Sean McGovern, Julian Pearson, Nev Pearson, Jordan Rigby, Charlie Tanfield, Martin Wallis, Dan Warrick
DID YOU KNOW? The squad was formed in 2008 as a development team in the North West. Tom Moses, Matt Holmes (Raleigh) and Harry Tanfield (Herbalife-LeisureLakesBikes.com) are among the products of this approach.
TS Racing Team-Vankru
16th BRITISH CYCLING RANKING 2012 (as Velo29)
Riders: Martin Axon, Rob Carter, Michael Coward, Mark Guymer, Levi Lawrence, Andy Leon, Mike Smart, Dan Smith, Chris Wood
DID YOU KNOW? The team are backed by online cycling retailer Velo29, which is also behind the Stockton Elite Circuit Series and Premier Calendar races.
Pedal Heaven RT
7th BRITISH CYCLING RANKING 2012
Riders: Nick Allen, Lewis Atkins, Francis Cade, Anders Christiensen, Alex Camier, Dante Carpenter, Dave Creeggen, Tim Elverson, Dave Larcombe, Rob McCarthy, Chris McNamara, Paul Pickup, Jamie Pine, Allan Ridler, Rory Townsend
DID YOU KNOW? Dave Creeggen is a qualified pilot.
26th BRITISH CYCLING RANKING 2012
Riders: Ryan Bell, Ben Berry, Gunnar Gronlund, Jamie Morgan, Tim Rowson, Tom Stewart, Dan Storey, Matt Sumpton, Jonny Towers, Chris Walker
SOUND FAMILIAR? Is that the Chris Walker, who won the Milk Race and Lincoln GP in the early 1990s? Yes it is!
Where to see the teams – 2013 racing calendar
- April 21
Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic (1.2)
- August 4
RideLondon Classic (1.1)
- September 15-22
Tour of Britain (2.1)
- April 27-28
Tour of the Reservoir, Northumberland
- May 12
Lincoln GP, Lincolnshire
- June 30
Beaumont Trophy, Northumberland
Stockton Grand Prix, Cleveland
- July 14
Grand Prix of Wales, Monmouthshire
- July 28
Ryedale GP, North Yorkshire
- May 14
- May 16
Durham, County Durham
- May 21
- May 24
- May 28
- May 30
- June 4
- June 6
Canary Wharf, London
- June 11
- June 13
- June 14
ELITE CIRCUIT SERIES
- July 3
Otley GP, West Yorkshire
- July 5
Stockton Town Centre Races, Cleveland
- July 12
Wales Open Criterium, Monmouthshire
- July 17
Colne GP, Lancashire
- July 19
Beverley Town Centre Races, East Yorkshire
- July 24
Sheffield GP, South Yorkshire
NATIONAL A RACES
- May 4-5
Nigel Measom Two-day, Leicestershire
- June 8
IG London Nocturne, London
- June 9
Hillingdon GP, London
- June 16
Circuit of the Fens Road Race, Cambridgeshire
- July 21
York Cycling City Races
- September 1
Jef Schils Memorial, Essex
- June 20
National Time Trial Championships, Glasgow
- June 23
National Road Race Championships, Glasgow