Bkool: Allowing the Team to Train Smarter.

Bkool: Allowing the Team to Train Smarter.

BKool today announce that Ribble Pro Cycling will be using the Bkool Simulator alongside Bkool Smart Trainers for all the team’s training needs in 2019.

The perfect blend of the UK’s No.1 ranked British Cycling team and market leading cycling software and hardware solutions provider Bkool will see the Ribble team use the Bkool Simulator and Smart Trainers for winter training and during a busy national and international 2019 race season to help them stay ahead of the chasing pack.

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A pro race team needs to train at a pro level. The silent running Smart Pro 2 can reach up to 1,200 W and simulate slopes of up to 20%. Bkool are the only trainers that simulate inertia, adjusting smartly on slopes. Combining a Smart Trainer with the Bkool Simulator allows triathletes and indoor riders to connect in real time with other athletes.

Bkool opened the box in 2010, creating the new generation simulator. Since then, indoor sports has been changed forever. With many other competitors entering the market, the combination of the Bkool simulator and smart trainers is the only way Ribble Pro Cycling can recreate thousands of stages around the world from legendary climbs to classic stages from competitive cycling.

Commenting on the partnership, Luke Gold, Marketing at Bkool says: 

“We’re extremely excited to work with Ribble Pro Cycling. With the team competing at UCI Continental level and aiming for major UK races including the Tour of Yorkshire and Tour of Britain, Ribble are fast becoming the most exciting race teams in UK cycling. We hope that this partnership will add an extra dimension to the Bkool simulator, allowing cyclists and Ribble fans to practice their favourite races all year long.” 

Tom Timothy, Team Principle at Ribble Pro Cycling, commented on the partnership: 

“The support of BKOOL is a great step for us going into 2019. With the progression to UCI status we aim to compete in a much broader race program with a varied mix of racing. Having the access to the Smart range of trainers will allow us to continue to professionalise our approach and ensure our riders are able to warm up and down effectively at any given opportunity. 

While training hard through a British winter access to the trainers and BKOOL’s simulator will also provide a different option to complete those long demanding workouts when the weather is against us.”

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For more on BKool visit their website; https://www.bkool.com/en-GB

Jake Gray completes Ribble Pro Cycling line-up for 2019

Jake Gray completes Ribble Pro Cycling line-up for 2019

Jake Gray completes the Ribble Pro Cycling team ahead of the 2019 season. Jake, a former Irish National Junior champion, spent 2018 competing for French Elite National team VC Toucy alongside the Irish National team. Through 2019 Jake will balance a UK and European program with Ribble Pro Cycling alongside representing Ireland at a number of prestigious U23 Nations Cup events.

Jake said on his decision to join the team; “ I am super excited to become part of Ribble Pro Cycling. With the team’s transition to UCI Continental status I am excited to become a part of their project and I will be doing everything I can to ensure a successful season for myself, the team and my new teammates. I have learned a lot over the past few seasons and I am grateful to Ribble Pro Cycling for the faith and opportunity they have given me.”

Ribble Pro Cycling added; “When the final spot became available the team faced a really difficult decision on who to fill it. From initial conversations with Jake it was clear he is a dedicated and experienced rider. His skill set will really compliment the teams’ existing riders. Despite his relative young age, he has had a wealth of experience and brings with him an excellent ability to read a 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. Ribble Pro Cycling continue to put their final preparations together ahead of next season ahead of a successful 2018 campaign that included over 100 victories.

For further enquiries contact team@ribbleprocycling.co.uk

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Ribble Pro Cycling to use Limar in 2019.

Ribble Pro Cycling to use Limar in 2019.

Limar are an italian company, with over 30 years experience in the production of cycle helmets, leading the way with the world’s lightest helmet range. Limar has a strong mission: to be “The Helmet Specialist” by offering the market the widest and best range of helmets in terms of lightness, aerodynamics, comfort and fitting.

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At the start of 2018 Limar launched the new aero Air Revolution range of helmets which is a collaboration with the Astana Pro Cycling Team. Extensive computer R&D along with wind tunnel testing at the F1 facility at Magny Cours in France has resulted in a range of helmets specialising in extremely low drag coefficient aerodynamic performance. The team will use the Air Speed model which wind tunnel testing revealed better numbers than some full time trial helmets.

Craig Middleton, Export Manager at Limar said on the partnership “Limar is very pleased to announce and support the Ribble Pro Cycling team for the 2019 season. The team has been the No 1 ranked UK domestic team for the past 2 seasons and we look forward to supplying the team with our aero helmets that will further improve performance for the 2019 season”

Tom Timothy, Ribble Pro Cycling, Team Principal added, “we are really pleased to be working with Limar, their aero offerings tie in perfectly with our ethos and paired with the team edition decals will really stand out in the bunch. It’s exciting to represent the brand and we look forward to debuting them at our first full team camp in December.”

You can view the Limar range in full, read about their custom program for teams and find more information on the brand on their website; https://limar.com/en

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. Ribble Pro Cycling continue to put their final preparations together ahead of next season ahead of a successful 2018 campaign that included over a 100 victories.

For further enquiries contact team@ribbleprocycling.co.uk

#TeamRibble

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Ribble Pro Cycling continue to partner with Secret Training for 2019

Ribble Pro Cycling continue to partner with Secret Training for 2019

Ribble Pro Cycling are delighted to announce Secret Training as their nutrition partner for 2019. Continuing their successful partnership from 2018, the team are extremely happy to continue working with the best nutrition on the market.

Secret Training 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.

“Coming from the North West of England where there’s more rainfall than anywhere else in the UK, training in the most extreme of conditions, whether it’s the cross winds of Winter Hill or further afield in the blistering heat of Mount Teide, I needed a range of quality, trustworthy and dependable products, that worked wherever and whenever.” Obsessive and accident prone by his own admission, Tim’s had more than his fair share of spectacular spills which have kept him requiring regular sports therapy to keep him on his trusty steed.

“Having read the lengthy and often scary ingredients list on a variety of 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 and nutrition, 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 high speed track cyclists, in the mud of the world cup cyclo-cross circuit and on endurance rides, Secret Training was born.

Tom Timothy, Team Principal, added “Across the board our objective is to work with the best and most forward thinking brands on the market. It’s clear that Secret Training fit into that category. We’ve appreciated Secret Training’s support throughout 2018 and as our riders continue to challenge a diverse range of events, it’s great to have a nutrition supplier that caters for all our needs.”

Ribble Pro Cycling will be utilising the full Secret Training product range.

Secret Trainings full range can be viewed here; https://www.secret-training.com

 

For further enquires contact tom@ribbleprocycling.co.uk

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