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 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.”