Team Sponsors

In addition to our headline sponsors, we have a variety of  team sponsors who are offering their support for us during 2016 and we are very grateful for this assistance.

Some of these supporters are now listed below, so please take some time to visit their websites and learn all about them.



Bamford Dental Practice

At Bamford Dental Practice we have a specialised team of caring dental professionals who provide routine dentistry and specialist support services to General Dental Practitioners. Our aim is to provide comprehensive advice and treatment, with an emphasis on prevention, in a modern and relaxed environment using the latest equipment and techniques

If you are looking for a general dentist, orthodontist, braces, dental implants, oral surgery, root canal treatments, cosmetic dentistry or tooth whitening you need look no further. Our modern seven surgery practice based in Rochdale offers vast experience and knowledge from nine dentists. From simple check-ups to advanced treatment planning … it’s all here in just one location.

We are proud to be official dentists to The Great Britain Cycling Squad




Secret Training – STRIP

Strip is the brainchild of European Champion Track Cyclist, Tim Lawson. An elite masters athlete, with over twenty years’ experience in developing the best sports nutrition products, working with athletes from beginners, right up to Olympic medalists and Pro Tour winners.

“Having read the lengthy and often scary ingredients list on a variety of oil and rub product labels, it was clear there was scope to create better formulas and work towards a fully, ‘informed sport’ brand. Made for athletes, by athletes.”

Produced with a clear purpose to look after your personal care, drilled down to the fundamental need of each of these products and using appropriate technology to provide effective race day solutions, prioritising the health and performance of the athlete. Developed and tested with highspeed track cyclists, in the mud of the world cup cyclo-cross circuit and on endurance rides, Strip was born.





Screentek International is the UK leader in workspace screening solutions.

We create versatile screening for any environment ranging from full fabric desk mounted screens to fully glazed aluminium framed meeting pods. We proudly design and manufacture in the UK and supply office furniture dealers, manufacturers, designers, specifiers and architects with unique, aesthetic and cost-effective space dividing solutions.

Screentek International also create brilliant furniture under the Identity Furniture brand. For further information visit the website at www.identity-furniture.com





Dave Hitchen was a talented cyclist from St Helens in Merseyside who tragically lost his life in a road traffic accident, September 2014. He was extremely well known and well liked throughout the region for both his cycling performances and his unique personality!

The Dave Hitchen Fund has been established to help support talented athletes within the North West.

The fund has been set up specifically to support athletes within the sports of cycling and triathlon who have the potential to compete at an elite level in their chosen sport.


The Fred Whitton Challenge Charity

Until his untimely death at the age of 50 in 1998, Fred Whitton was an extremely popular member of the Lakes Road Club. In his capacity as club secretary he was full of enthusiasm for the club and ran it practically single handedly. He was the organiser of the Lakes Road Club Easter 3-day each year which attracted many of the UK’s top riders.

Not only was Fred the main instigator behind all the clubs activities, he was always there on the club runs and training weekends, cracking a joke, having a laugh and generally enjoying the sport to the full. Amongst all this, Fred also managed to find the time to be the Lakes & Lanc’s Division Road Race Secretary and was well known and liked throughout North West cycling circles.

FW logo 2015

The Fred Whitton Challenge Charity is passionate about supporting cycling in particular youth & junior cycling projects and we thank them very much for their help.

Other notable causes that the charity has supported are:







Brite Ride is a family run company based in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire. We have 25 years experience in the chemical industry and have brought this product to market for everyone to use.  We have researched the product and tested it in many cycling workshops.  We have had 100% positive feedback…there really is nothing on the market that works like BRITE RIDE FOAM BIKE WASH!

jed bright


OdDesigns – PackRack


OdDesigns is a small design and manufacturing business started with the principal aim of bringing innovative  and practical cycling related products to the market. We thank them for their support.