News: New Colours for North East Team

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News: New Colours for North East Team

Team Press Release

After a hugely successful 2016 which saw the NE team race across the UK, Asia, Africa and Europe registering sixty-nine wins and some really notable results, the new colours and line up  for 2017 are unveiled. The team will be known as Brother DriverPlan NRG Pro Cycling reflecting the support of the three lead partners.

Highlights for the 2016 season included two divisional championships, stage wins in the Tour of Poyang Lake, Liuzhou Llunjang International Cycle Race and two stages and the overall in the Huaanghan Skoda Cycling Tour in addition to 3rd in the Beaumont Trophy.


The goal and objectives of the team remain the same success in the UK across the national tier of events, combined with a fifty-day foreign calendar incorporating one day and tours across Asia, Africa and Europe to give the riders a real opportunity to develop and showcase their abilities.

The core group of riders remain the same with the additions of Simon Wilson, current World Masters Individual Pursuit Champion, Richard Haughton National Masters Criterium Champion and winner of fifteen races in 2016, Rob Smail who returns to the UK after racing in Belgium and Jacob Tipper formerly of Pedal Heaven who had a superb season including a number of wins, a Top 20 in the Rutland Melton Cicle Classic and a stage win in The Tour of Al Zuburah.

2017 Team:

Daniel Bigham,
Will Brown,
Martin Ford,
Will Haynes,
Richard Haughton,
Alex Luhrs,
Richard Jones,
Rob Orr,
Jack Rees,
Rob Smail,
Charlie Tanfield,
Jack Taylor,
Jacob Tipper,
Tom Timothy,
Simon Wilson

Staff: Phil Jack, Sean McNicholll, Dean Reeve, John Reeve
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To do this the team have reinforced their relationship with a number of key brands, in addition to adding support from a number of others.

Continental will provide race tyres

NRG Cycles
DriverPlan / Total Cycle Assist |

Baines Jewitt – Tees Valley chartered accountancy firm provides financial support
Bliz Eyewear | Reydon Distribution will provide performance and causal eyewear for the riders.

Felt with provide the bikes through NRG Cycles the team will be using a mix of AR and FR models:
Grandaddy will provide leisurewear for the team
HIGH5 Sports Nutrition The UK based sports nutrition specialists will again provide the nutritional support
Hubbi the business software company will provided key financial support
KitBrix, will provide the team with luggage, bags and musettes for use throughout the season
Manilla PR continue to cover the media representation and marketing
Mockingbird Deli of Yarm & Stokelsey will hold team launch events and provide financial support.
NRG Global Power Engineering Service Company that provides expertise to various clients covering many aspects of power generation and project management. They will provide financial support.
Triathlon Hideaway will provide the provision of bespoke training packages and accommodation during the training months of the season
Velotec / Granddaddy support the team with leisure and off-bike clothing
WattShop the aero optimization business will provide aero components and waxed chains
XR Pro, will be the teams bike cleaning supplier
Zyro Fisher | Giro will again provide helmets, shoes and soft goods to the team
Zyro Fisher | Santini will once again provide performance on-bike clothing

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