News – Achieve Northside Skinnergate Team


The Achieve Northside Skinnergate cycling team were launched this weekend following a very successful 2014 season.

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News – Achieve Northside Skinnergate Team

The team have added a range of new riders and sponsors to target more success in 2015. The team operates a three-tier strategy with an elite team and regional team and a youth and junior team all targeting success at events across the UK and abroad.


The Elite team retains key riders from last year, elite riders Ben Hetherington, Jack Rees, Will Brown and Tom Timothy who all brought considerable success to the team with a range of new riders; Ben Rowe an ex-European rowing medalist, Dave Shackelton a renowned performer with prestigious wins last year in the Petes Race and Dave Rayner Memorial as well as a 17th in the Rydale GP and Brad Stokes a promising Scottish rider.

The team has already hit the ground running in 2015 with three wins and a number of podiums including the Volta Marina Xabia in Spain where Ben Hetherington finished 3rd overall taking the U23 prize in the process. On the back of a training camp in Mallorca the team head to Belgium in March to complete their preparations for the first major goal of the season the Chroley GP Elite Road Series on 4th April. Before targeting national success throughout the rest of the season.

The regional team has also been reinforced and aim to be consistent across the North East and Yorkshire regions, racing in a mix of LVRC, British Cycling and TLI events, with the youth and junior team headed up by ODP apprentice Richie Allen, and Ben Moody who podiumed at National level in 2014, targeting more national success at races such as the Assen and IOM youth tours.

The teams have a range of supportive partners for 2015 that are integral to their success; Skinnergate Cycles provide Cube Agree race bikes for the team to use, with clothing from Santini and helmets and shoes from Giro supplied by Zyro, nutrition is supplied by GU Energy, eyewear by Salice and wheels by ARC Carbon.

Financial support comes from Achieve Cycle Coaching, Northside Truck and Van, Lawson Construction, Prima Windows and Baines Jewitt Accountancy.

DS; John Reeve

Elite Team; Jack Rees, Tom Timothy, Ben Hetherington; Will Brown, Colin Humphrey, Craig Anderson, Ash Marshall, Richard Jones, Ben Rowe (from Wydymila), David Shackelton (from Wilson Wheels), Brad Stokes (from Pedal Power RT), Alex Luhrs (from VCUK)

Regional Team; Josh Moody, Joe Davison, Tony Rees, Jason Lee, Iain Turnbull, Jake Krehin, Kris Atkin, Neil McCabe, Graham Wood, Ian Hesler, Paul Lawson, Trevor Finn, Darran Moore, James Peacock, David Atkinson, Jason Hurt, Ethan Delaney, Dan Leather, Tom Allen, Andrew May.

Youth / Junior Team; Ben Moody, Richie Allen, Jordan Stanfoth, Joe Armstrong ,Joel Hurt .Joe Wilson, Harry Craig, Dylan Churchill

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