News: Wheelbase Cabtech Castelli in 2021

The Wheelbase Cabtech Castelli road racing team is back and recently, many of the riders from the senior and U23 / Junior squads got together for a quality training ride in the South Lakes.

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News: Wheelbase Cabtech Castelli in 2021
Photos: James Vincent 

The Wheelbase Cabtech Castelli road racing team is back! A fair number of the team’s riders from the senior squad as well as the Under 23 / Junior squad recently got together for a training ride in the South Lakes.

It was one of the first opportunities to ride in a larger group following the relaxation of the Covid 19 restrictions and a chance for riders and staff to plan how, what and when the team will race in the remaining months of this shortened 2021 road racing season.

Team Manager Toby Dalton was keen to pull together as many of the Wheelbase team riders as possible together for a quality group ride, helping to build solidarity and get everyone enthused about the opportunities coming up in the weeks and months ahead. It’s been a strange time, this last year, with lots of changes in circumstance with regards to road and circuit racing, with numerous cancellations and false starts along the way.

Photo: James Vincent 

It goes without saying, that to remain focused and as near to being race-ready as possible during the past year has been a challenge for every team rider on the squad, with each of them living through their own personal experience of the Coronavirus Pandemic and the restrictions caused by an ever-changing succession of Lockdowns, Tier Systems and national or regional rule changes.

The UK road racing calendar for 2021 is ever evolving as we come out of Lockdown and there looks like there’s going to a good amount of local and regional races for their riders to get themselves tuned up and really race fit for the bigger National races. Competition at the highest level will be spread between races on the open road and elite circuit races in popular venues such as Otley.

National Series road races include the British Elite Road Race Series with iconic races such as the gruelling Beaumont Trophy in Northumbria and the team’s ‘home’ race on the super-tough Dolphinholme circuit at the Lancaster GP. With a late start to the season, we’ll also see road racing stretch further into Autumn this year, with the National Road Race Championship due to take place in Lincoln on the 17th of October. The team’s Junior and U23 riders will continue to build experience at a local, regional and national level.

Photo: James Vincent 


Senior Team
• Logan Maclean
• Matt Clarke
• Fraser Martin
• Finn Crockett
• James Coates
• Harry Hardcastle
• Stuart Reid
• Alex Turner
• Sam Lashley
• Fin Robertson
• Davie Lines
• Ben Barlow

Junior / U23 Team
• Ryan Middlemiss
• Ben Houlihan
• Adam Bent
• Flynn Gregory
• Tyla Loftus

Photo: James Vincent 

Following on from the 2020 race season that never was, we’re again equipping ourselves with the awesome Cannondale SystemSix aero road bike. With a super-aero profile carbon fibre frame and fork, lightweight Vision SC55 carbon wheels, Shimano Ultegra groupset and some great finishing kit including an aerodynamic Vision Metron 4D Flat UD carbon handlebar, their team bikes are ready to perform at the elite level of UK road racing. The team bikes have been finished off with some very slick looking custom Wheelbase graphics so the SystemSix looks fast even when it’s stood still and with their elite racing team piloting them, they ride even faster!


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