Oodles Retreat becomes official training camp partner for 2020

Oodles Retreat becomes official training camp partner for 2020

Ribble Pro Cycling are delighted to announce a new partnership with Oodles Retreat. The luxury retreat based in the beautiful Benissa countryside. The expansive, luxury resort will house the entire team and staff for our annual winter training camp, a key part of the team’s preparation for the season. 

Oodles Retreat is located in one of the best cycling areas in the Costa Blanca, with easy access to all the sights and everything you’ll need in one place.  Offering specific cycle retreats, Oodles Retreat provides a cycling experience you’ll never forget!  

Debbie and Ian Hopwood, Co Founders of Oodles Retreat said on the partnership “We are very excited to partner with the Ribble Pro Cycling Team. This partnership reflects our desire to collaborate with companies that share our vision. We look forward to working together and wish the team every success for the upcoming season.”

Tom Timothy, Ribble Pro Cycling, Team Principal added “We have been going to Calpe for a number of years and it has really become our winter destination of choice. It’s always challenging to house the whole team and staff together. With Oodles Retreat not only are we able to do that, but able to do it in luxury with everything we need to prepare for the upcoming season.”

You can read more about the luxury retreat here; https://www.oodlesretreat.com 

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For further enquiries contact team@ribbleprocycling.co.uk



Ribble Cycling Performance Squad 2020

Ribble Cycling Performance Squad 2020


On the national junior racing scene, Cycling Performance Squad steps up its plans for evolving its junior team for 2020 and are delighted to announce it is joining forces with Ribble Pro Cycling’s Development Team formerly known as Team Ribble.   The development, coaching and support expertise from Cycling Performance Squad, combined with the link to Ribble Pro Cycling will create the newly formed Ribble Cycling Performance Squad.  

The new team will provide all riders with a fully personalised coaching programme including regular UK training camps, additional overseas training and full race day support.  Development sessions include educational workshops and on the bike training to provide a supportive environment for young riders to thrive.  Current riders from both teams, together with the riders from the newly launched Derby Cycling Performance Academy, will unite to form the new line up.  There are 3 additional vacancies to join the junior boys’ team and 6 vacancies for the junior girls’ team. Recruitment is currently in progress and riders who will be juniors in 2020 need to send expressions of interest to dan@cyclingperformancesquad.org by Monday 26th August 2019.


Dan Small, Head Coach at Cycling Performance Squad said, “This partnership with Team Ribble encompassing the pathway through to Ribble Pro Cycling enhances our profile considerably and we are delighted to partner up with a forward-thinking organisation that shares our vision, and in Ribble Pro Cycling we’ve certainly got that, 100%.”

Tom Timothy, Team Principal of Ribble Pro Cycling said, “From the outset we have been passionate about the support and development of young bike riders, in line with their education. Even with our progression to UCI Continental status we have maintained a youth and junior focus through our development team – Team Ribble. Combining with the Cycling Performance Squad will develop this offer further and create a clear pathway of progression from Junior, through to U23 and Senior. Having the support of Derby in the whole process with it’s ever evolving cycling offer, will be vital in the success of the project.”




Damien Clayton is to join Ribble Pro Cycling with immediate effect following a hugely successful 2019 campaign so far. Damien has shown incredible progression over the past 18 months, culminating recently in a podium at the Beaumont Trophy.  He has shown a consistent high level of performance throughout the season since his 2nd place at the hotly contested Perfs Pedal Race in February. 

Damien said on his decision to join the team; “Ribble is a team that I ultimately respect and look up to and is one that I have had my eye on since being introduced to the sport. I believe it is a team that will offer me a great deal whilst teaching me a lot. During this season I have been inspired by the team spirit which in turn delivers results. The new dimension this team is delivering to the cycling scene is not only refreshing but inspiring, everything from the tactical panache, choice of sponsors and the new way of thinking. It goes without saying that I am honoured to join such a strong team and look forward to contributing the best I can to the team.”


Ribble Pro Cycling added; “Damien is going to be an invaluable asset to the team. He is versatile and really well suited to the unique demands of UK racing. His progression has been very impressive, particularly considering he has been largely racing on his own. We are confident that with a broader race program, exposure to some bigger events and the framework of the team to support him, Damien will only to continue to exceed expectations. We pass on our thanks to Damien’s current team Andy Moores for their support and facilitation of the move.”

Damien joins the team from 1st August, and his first race in Ribble Pro Cycling colours will be the Isle of Man stage race.  


Ribble Pro Cycling have continued to develop year on year and built a sustainable platform for success and progression. The team are competing at a UCI continental level in 2019. The team are coming off the back of their maiden victory at the HSBC UK Elite Road Series alongside medaling at both the National Road and Time Trial Championships. Moving into the final phase of the season the team switch to a more European program. 

For further enquiries contact team@ribbleprocycling.co.uk



Stockton GP: The Victory in Photos

Stockton GP: The Victory in Photos

The Stockton GP was a key target for the team. With a well-formulated plan, every rider and staff member knew what they had to do to try and deliver the win.


The Attacks begin. Fast, aggressive racing from the start set the scene for the race.


John and Scott make it into the breakaway.


The team covers the front of the bunch and makes sure nothing dangerous is allowed to slip away.


John spots his opportunity and goes solo from the break!

He presses on alone. For hours.


Behind the team cover any moves.


Staying hydrated and fuelled is key for the riders to give their best.


Round the final few corners, no time to hesitate.


Just enough time to celebrate. 5 seconds is all that’s left of his lead, but it’s enough.


John is both drained by the effort and happy to take the win. 100km solo breakaway, an impressive win.


Scott is best local rider.


Ribble Pro Cycling to partner with Oxford ‘MINT’ for 2019.

Ribble Pro Cycling to partner with Oxford ‘MINT’ for 2019.

Ribble Pro Cycling is delighted to announce a new partnership with Oxford MINT Cleaning & Maintenance products.
MINT’s careful formulations have been developed with an in-depth knowledge of bikes and the riding environment and include:-

·       Powerful, safe, biodegradable, streak-free cleaners.

·       Easy-to-apply, high performing lubes and maintenance sprays.

·       Quick and easy detailing products, with a long-lasting finish.

The products are FAST, EFFECTIVE, SAFE… and come with a minty fresh odour.


David Jesson, Oxford’s Commercial Head, is enthusiastic about the tie-up:

“It is great to be able to extend our support of grassroots racing into the pro arena with such a high profile team. We took our time in formulating some very special products, so that the team won’t have to when looking after the bikes!”

Tom Timothy, Ribble Pro Cycling, Team Principal added, “We are really pleased to be working with Oxford and their MINT products. We had a gap in our provision for a lubricant and cleaning product provider and when Oxford approached us, as a british company it felt like a great fit. With the range of MINT products offer it will allow our team to keep the bikes looking and working perfectly regardless of what the conditions throw at us.”

You can view Oxford’s MINT range in full and discover more information on the brand on their main website: http://www.oxfordproducts.com/bicycle/brands/mint/; or on a dedicated microsite: http://oxfordmint.co.uk/.

Ribble Cycles will also be offering a range of Mint products on their website; www.ribblecycles.co.uk

Ribble Pro Cycling have continued to develop year on year and built a sustainable platform for success and progression. The team are competing at a UCI continental level in 2019, across the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia.

For further enquiries contact team@ribbleprocycling.co.uk