Team News: Adalta Racing Team


Adalta have established their Mens & Womens Race Team for 2016 and they are shaping up to be a formidable force!

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Team News: Adalta Racing Team


Men’s Team
We are pleased to announce the formation of the Adalta Race Team in Kent comprising of category 2 and above riders. With a new race team kit for 2016 the names of the principal sponsors, Herberts Cycles in Whitstable and Burgess Hodgson Accountants Canterbury who have funded the Team take centre stage on the new design.

The team will initially comprise of 10 members, and will be led by Wayne Beba. Other members are Rod Archibald, Stuart Baldwin, Kevin Bell, Jeremy Brougham, Ross Bryan, Craig Joy, Jason Oram, Josh Wakeling and Keith Watson.

The riders will be competing across the South in Road Race Events including SERRL, Surrey league and are lined up for the Tour of Sussex.

Follow The Girls To The Summit!

Adalta have also established their Women’s Race Team for 2016 and they are shaping up to be a formidable force!


Jo Smith remains with Adalta following an incredibly successful season that saw her achieve some amazing results!

— British National Grass track champion (800m) – my 4th title
— Captaining the Adalta Ladies to 2nd place in the Herne Hill Team Champs
— Silver in The National Madison
— BUCS Elimination National champion, Points Race Silver and Sprint Bronze
— South East Regional Track Champion for the third time
— 8th British Track Nationals Points Race
— Top ten in Scratch and points races at UCI cat 1 race’s in Barcelona
— 6th elimination at My Hour Races
— 7th and Breakfast Prime winner at London Red Hook Crit
— 15th and Dinner Prime winner at Milan Red Hook Crit

That was not enough for Jo who has her sights set on a Podium finish in National Omnium Series, Top Ten at the National Track Championships and to defend National Title



Emma Lewis is relatively new to racing after she started riding a bike in 2013 whilst competing in small scale local Duathlons. She says, “I really enjoyed the Time-Trial aspect and began to do more and more of them.”

“I was soon sponsored a TT bike by a very good friend of mine, who has been sponsoring me his old bikes ever since! In 2014 I began to take time-trialling more seriously and my times improved over the year. The start of 2015 saw me starting training with my Coach Tim Ramsden of Blackcat Cycle Coaching. This was when my season of serious racing began. “

In 2015 Emma achieved her 2nd category racing licence through a total of 4 wins amongst other podium finishes at the CycloPark 3/4 women’s races.

Emma’s results have progressed from there:
— 13th in first ever Road Race which was the South East Regional Road Race Champs, despite crashing 50 meters from the finishing line and hobbling the last few meters!
— 19th British National 25 mile time trial
— 15th British National 10 mile time trial
— 2nd Lady Emergency Services National Time Trial series (10 &
— 1st and numerous podiums 2015/2016 CycloCross season
— 19th National Trophy CycloCross Goals for 2016

Emma is determined to build on 2015 with a top 15 or hopefully top 10 finish in the National Time Trial events, Qualify for the UCI Amateur TT champs and hopes to podium in the Emergency Services National Time Trial.

New Riders for 2016 include Apprentice Engineer Alicia Clifford, a former Olympic level dingy sailor who decided to swap the sea for the road and started riding. Alicia is starting her first competitive season in Adlata colours and is hoping to progress throughout the year in crit races across Kent.

Freya Rawlings is a new cat 4, with a love of climbing and hoping for a future in the Armed Forces. Freya is targeting the Womens Team Series and hoping for some National Races.



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