Cycle Team OnForm new partnership with Brother UK

team onform partners with brother uk

We are delighted to announce our partnership with Brother UK into the 2018 season.

Team OnForm will enjoy jersey sponsorship from Brother UK throughout the 2018 season, competing at high profile national events including the Tour Series in May.

Brother UK has invested in the cycling sector for more than six years with the provision of neutral service vehicles to high-level domestic races and sportives. It is also the official print, imaging and results partner for the Tour Series, the OVO Energy Women’s Tour of Britain and the OVO Energy Tour of Britain

Simon Howes, team manager of Team OnForm, said

“It’s fantastic to have Brother UK on board as our sponsor for next season. They are a heavyweight brand who has already invested a significant amount in elite cycling in the UK. we will benefit greatly as a team thanks to their involvement.”

Speaking about the new team sponsorship, Phil Jones MBE, Managing Director of Brother UK, commented:

“I’ve been hugely impressed by the performance of Team OnForm this year. They are a team going places. What stands out in particular is that Team OnForm are an ambitious unit, and their approach to the sport fits exactly with what Brother UK is all about – delivering results, partnership and teamwork.”

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Jamie Wimborne and Tom Elwood to join Onform U23 development team 

Tom Elwood & Jamie Wimborne join our development team

A relative newcomer to the sport who only started road racing in March 2016, Tom Elwood previously raced mountain bikes in both downhill and XC. Having risen through the ranks quickly since he took bunch racing up he has enjoyed a great 2017 season.

“I’m looking forward to continuing my progression next year with the support of Team OnForm”

17 year old Jamie Wimborne is hoping for a very successful season with OnForm. He had a promising 2017 riding for Watford Velo, with 3 wins and a Regional A road race podium, plus competing in the National Junior Series and Junior Tour of Ireland. Despite having to end his season early following a crash in the Alps in July, Jamie has now started a solid winter training programme and is excited to start racing with the under-23 team, targeting mainly Regional A and National B road races with an eye on gaining his 1st category licence, whilst also potentially doing some races abroad.

“I’m really looking forward to learning from the wealth of experience within OnForm, which I hope to translate into wins next year”

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Cycle Team OnForm twinning with Els Àngels Racing

els angels racing team in Girona

Team On Form, winners of the 2017 UK Women’s Team Series, and Els Àngels Racing, a new women’s race team based in Girona, Spain are ‘twinning’ for the 2018 season.

Team On Form riders will have the opportunity to race in the women’s Copa España (the Spanish equivalent of the UK National Series), the Copa Catalana & selected stage races as guest riders for Els Àngels Racing. In turn Team on Form will host Els Àngels riders as guests for selected races on the UK calendar.

Els Àngels Racing is a new team sponsored by Girona based cycling tour operator Eat Sleep Cycle with riders from the UK, the US and Catalunya. The team aims to contribute to the development of local women’s cycling and provide opportunities to race for developing riders.

Simon Howes, DS of Team On Form, says

“This is a great opportunity for our riders to have access to racing on the continent. Racing in different conditions (in the heat and up mountains) against different teams and riders will be great for our riders development.”

Bring on the 2018 season!

 

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Els Àngels is the name of a famous climb in Girona

Youth & Experience join Cycle Team OnForm

Mel Brand and Lauren Murphy Join Cycle Team Onform

We are delighted to announce Mel Brand  and Lauren Murphy will be added to our 2018 rider roster.

Mel Brand has been road racing since 2013, has represented some of the strongest teams in the UK, MG Maxifuel, Epic Scott, Ikon-Mazda & Ford/Ecoboost

During her 2017 season Mel has ridden in races including the National Road Series, Women’s Team Series and the Tour Series as well as the prestigious, Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l’Ardèche.

Mel’s role within the team will include mentoring the younger riders, passing on the knowledge she has gained while racing alongside many of the best racers in the country.

On joining team OnForm Mel said

“One of the key things I have learnt is the importance of team work, I am very much looking forward to joining such a supportive and talented team as On Form”

Lauren Murphy is the current 2017 Junior National Road Race Champion & winner of the Bedford 3 Day Young riders classification.

She was introduced to cycling by her brother, soon learned to ride a bike, joined her local club and was racing by the age of 5. Lauren  is highly motivated, even on days when she really doesn’t feel like training, she reminds herself that it will all pay off in races.

Lauren says

“Joining Team OnForm is the ideal step as I move into the senior category, their results have shown they can compete at the top level in the UK, I have seen first hand their organisation, team work & how riders have progressed, with the potential of more European racing it’s the ideal set up for me to progress”

We welcome them both to Cycle Team OnForm and look forward to 2018

 

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