News: Team Thomsons Cycles


A look at a grassroots team, Thomsons Cycles, that has riders young and old competing on and off road

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The team writes … Although we aren’t a pro squad, we a have more Facebook likes that the majority of pro squads. We are primarily a youth team but have seniors and veterans on board to show the younger ones the dos and don’ts in cycling.

Road and Track
Jack Carlin 16: Youth A. British Track silver and bronze medalist Scottish champion on track, currently racing the Revolution series and on target to be called up to GB squad next year for track

Katie Archibald 19:-Will ride for team Thomsons for the remainder or 2013 and then switch to Boot Out Breast Cancer for 2014 with team Thomson as her second claim team. Kate has had recent success as part of team GB and next year plans to go to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Kayleigh Brogan 20: Kayleigh has had a bad 2013 due to illness but is almost fully fit and plans to ride the remaining Revolution series races alongside team mate Katie. Her main aims for 2014 are to regain or Scottish and British road and track titles and ride the Commonwealth Games

Harry Johnston and Erika Allen are both accomplished on road and track and plan to do some more junior races

Squad also includes Charlie Johnston, Cameron Mansion and Katie Allen who all have or have the potential to have Scottish and British titles next season

Off road
Jamie Johnston 10: For remainder of 2013 and 2014 we have Jamie Johnston 10. British Under 12 MTB champion, Scottish MTB champion, Scottish cyclocross champion, Scottish hill climb champion, Scottish triathlon champion. This boy is going places says the team

Erika Allen 15: Youth A British MTB champion, Scottish MTB Champion and going great guns in the Scottish cyclocross junior championship. Next year, Erika moves up to be a junior.

Isla Short 17: Junior British MTB silver medalist. 5th place at Norwegian World Cup, 2013 Scottish MTB champion, leading the Scottish cyclocross championship and her goal is to podium at the British cyclo-cross champs. Isla has an incredible talent and we expect amazing results next year

Harry Johnston 16: youth a British MTB silver medalist out for most of 2013 due to broken wrist but currently leading Scottish cyclocross championship and hoping to podium the a British champs. Currently awaiting a decision on selection to the OPD squad.

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Full line up is
Jamie Johnston 10 – MTB, Crit, Road, Cross, triathlon, Track, marathon
Cameron Mason 13- MTB, Crit, Road, Cross, Track, marathon
Charlie Johnston 13 – MTB, Crit, Road, Cross, Track, marathon
Katie Allen 13 – MTB, Crit, Road, Cross, Track, Enduro, DH, marathon
Erika Allen 15 – MTB, Crit, road, Cross, Track, marathon
Harry Johnston 16 – MTB, Cross, marathon, Road
Jack Carlin 16 – Track, Road
Isla Short 17 – MTB, Cross, marathon, road
Sean Gordon 18 – Road, Track, Cross, marathon, MTB
Katie Archibald 19 – Road, Track (2nd claim)
Kayleigh Brogan 20 – Road, Track
Sarah Mitchell 21 – Track and team coach
Lyndsey Carson & Laura Cluxton Tandem Track for partially sighted.
Roger Campbell-Crawford 30


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