News – Ridley Team up with Hargroves Cycles RT


Ridley and Sportline team up with the UK’s premier Cyclocross team, Hargroves Cycles RT who will be riding Ridley bikes for the 2014/15 and 2015/16 season under the name of Hargroves Cycles/Ridley RT

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News – Ridley Team up with Hargroves Cycles RT

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Ridley has a strong heritage and sterling reputation with Cyclocross, with World titles, several national titles and wins in all the major series as Super Prestige, GvA/Bpost and the UCI World Cup giving the brand an unrivaled track record in cyclocross. To partner with the UK’s leading Cyclocross team is a natural progression of the success that Ridley has seen within Cyclocross.


Hargroves Cycles RT is a cycling team dedicated to cyclocross and helping youth riders to reach their potential in the sport. This is an aspect which the race team and Ridley share making it a true partnership. As the team continues to strive to move their already successful Cyclocross team onto the next level. Cylocross is a growing discipline in the UK and one that both Hargroves and Ridley are very keen to remain at the top of, in turn creating a team that many riders aspire to be a part of.

There is an opportunity for a Woman, Junior or youth rider to join the team in the upcoming season interested parties, please contact Hargroves Cycles. The team will be competing on Ridley X-Night frames. The X-Night was designed to be a superlight bike that meets the high demands of the Pro peloton regarding stiffness and durability and has already garnered a sterling reputation on the international Cyclocross circuit.

Ian Field, National Elite Cyclocross Champion, says of the new team’s steed, “I’m really excited to be riding Ridley bikes in the upcoming Cyclocross season. The brand has a long and successful history in the discipline and they have developed the X-Night over a number of years into a fantastic frameset”.


“I am looking forward to riding the bikes and hopefully they will be a key part to me taking another step up the ladder on the World Cup Cyclocross scene.”

Kellie Parsons, Sportline Marketing Director, explained “The Hargroves Cycles team have been at the very top of the UK cyclocross scene for a number of years, with numerous young riders coming through their ranks to challenge for both national and international success. As a brand with a true heritage and love for Cyclocross, Ridley is a natural fit for the team and we cannot wait to see the riders replicate their recent achievements aboard their Ridley X-Night”. frames.”


Peter Hargroves, Hargroves Cycles Managing Director “I think the opportunity that Sportline and Madison have given us; to work with them to build a better stronger team using the best products in the world is a perfect partnership we are privileged to be involved with. I am really looking forward to the upcoming season.”


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