For immediate release: CTC, the national cycling charity presented its elite women’s cycling team on Saturday at the London Bike Show.
Despite the snowfall many had braved the weather to visit the London Bike Show and Team CTC, the five rider strong women’s team, got a warm reception from the audience on the Jaguar stage.
Riders and team sponsors were introduced on stage by team manager, Steven Bailey, who also doubles up as Cycling Development Manager for the national cycling charity.
Confirmed Team CTC riders are; Lydia Boylan (Elite), Nicola Juniper (Cat 2), Helen McKay (Cat 2), Tamina Oliver (Cat 1) and Astrid Wingler (Cat 2). The riders are already busy looking ahead and preparing for their season’s first race in Redbridge – the first leg of the Women’s Team Race Series. Nicola Juniper was unable to join the launch event, as she’s training abroad as part of her pre-season race preparation.
The team will compete in six overseas high profile UCI races, the National Women’s Individual and Team Road Race series, whilst also taking part in the fast Smithfield and Newport nocturnes. Riders on the team will also act as cycling ambassadors, encouraging cycling as part of an active lifestyle by taking part in events and mass participation rides.
The team is backed by green energy uk and protected by specialist cycle insurers Butterworth Spengler. Team riders will be kitted out by Madison and equipped with top-end N7even 2013 bikes by Merlin Cycles. Kinetic and Cliff Bars are the latest sponsors to confirm their support for the team.
To celebrate the launch of Team CTC, green energy is giving away a new N7even Majoris road bike! To take part visit green energy uk's Facebook page.