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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Latchem Sunwise RT Team Launch



Latchem Sunwise RT recently held their official launch with a presentation at Lowden Garden Centre, co sponsors of the squad. Dave Martin of Melksham Cycles has supplied the team with Specialized S works and Venge and Tarmac bikes. Lee Williams, team manager and representative of Sunwise Eyewear, who are providing leisure wear, introduced the riders, his good natured mickey-taking at the riders expense providing some entertaining team building.

Senior rider & developement officer Adrian Lawson announced that the team will also be supporting a number of juniors this season and will collectively be doing coaching sessions with youngsters every tuesday at Castle Combe from 6:30pm and on a selection of weekends at Odd Down, Bath. The team then enjoyed a 20 mile spin in the lanes around Melksham, joined by sponsors and friends.
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Team Captain, Luke Nolan added
Our target races have always been the National A and B circuit races. Unfortunately we haven't been able to get in to the tour series races this season, so we are incredibly determined to get some good results this season to stake a claim for some invitations next year. We have started pretty well with a few wins already in the Elite races, Lee Valley, Abergavenny and a Masters Road Race alongside several top 3 finishes, most notably with a 2nd at the Spring Archer Circuit Race and then a 2nd at the Karbona Circuit Race. Castle Combe Easter Classic is always a fun race to start the summer criterium season off. We also have our targets set on the Bristol GP, Cirencester Nocturne and obviously our riders regional championships, both criterium and on the road. We are hoping to make the trip over to Belgium in the middle of the summer for a block of races to really sharpen up our skills, so the team is really looking forward to that. It has been a really fun start to this season, probably the most fun I have had since I started racing. Six of us were in the south of Spain at the end of January for a hard weeks worth of hills and long miles which has really helped us start the season well. A few others have been away since then to get their fitness ready for the summer months. Everyone is really down to earth and we have realised we can do so much better collectively if we work together. Lee Valley, Hillingdon and Abergavenny results seem to suggest that everyone has clicked! We have done really well so far but the best part is the enjoyment of it. It's a great bunch here and I have no doubt we will continue the season as we started."

Roster:

Adrian Lawson - Road Captain/ Development Officer - 2nd Category
Luke Nolan - Team Captain - 1st
Gareth Turner - 1st
Ross Evans - 2nd
Calum Croft - 2nd
Tom Lane - 2nd
Craig Walduck - 2nd
Peter Thomas - 2nd
Barnaby Cox - 2nd
James Hywel-Davies - 2nd
Ian Hicks - 3rd
James Dudden - 3rd
Adrian Warren - 3rd
Ryan Baggs - 3rd
Darran Clare - 3rd
Jamie Duggan - 4th

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