News: Raleigh launches Rider Support programme


Raleigh is providing the opportunity of a lifetime for young, aspiring cyclists; the chance to be supported with bikes and equipment from Raleigh for the 2014 season.

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Raleigh is looking for talented UK-based athletes to sponsor across road, time-trial, triathlon and track events in 2014. The support package will depend on the disciplines the chosen riders specialise in but it is likely to include at least one racing bike plus a selection of components from Raleigh brand partners including High5 sports nutrition.

Applicants must be 16 or over and will receive bikes and equipment, as well as a boost to their public profile that comes from being associated with one of the most well-respected brands in cycling.

“You don’t need to be number one in your field, although that certainly helps,” said Geoff Giddings, Raleigh Marketing Director, “but you do need to have the passion, drive, and above all, the right personality to make it onto our Rider Support programme.”

Raleigh’s support programme for 2013 has seen the company sponsor four ambitious cyclocross riders, Nick Barnes, Joe Atkins, Dylan Kerfoot-Robson and Harry Yates, who are all making great waves in the youth and U-23 categories of the sport. Read more about their journey here.

How to apply: If you think you’ve got what it takes to ride for Raleigh, simply head to the application page to find out more and fill in the application form.

The application period will end on Sunday December 22nd 2013 with successful riders being informed in the new year.

Essential criteria: Riders must…
— be 16 years or over as of 1st January 2014
– be UK based
– have demonstrable race results from 2013
– have an outline race calendar for 2014
– be a member of a cycling team or club
– commit to providing written and photographic reports on a regular basis
– have permission of a parent or guardian if under 18



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