We just got the heads up from UK BMX legend Kye Forte about a new team he’s putting together through his shop down in Newton Abbot Devon for the 2013 season. Kye is one of the busiest guys in UK BMX, if he’s not organizing killer event’s like Red Bull Empire of Dirt, he’ll be working on projects with Oakley or his bike sponsor United. Filming video parts, as well as doing demo’s all around the country with his show team at major events which included the Olympics. Kye’s a hard worker and now his latest venture Pro Cycle Centre in Newton Abbot is really gaining momentum so he’s giving back to his roots with this new team for the coming season.. To top off a big year Kye was recently awarded the Ride UK Lifetime achievement award.. Here’s the official word on the team:
Pro Cycle Centre are pleased to announce the launch of 2 new cycle teams supported by One Industries & DC shoes.
Based in Newton Abbot, our bike shop opened last April by Rob Taylor & Kye Forte, has had a successful first year so, to celebrate, we are increasing our cycling sponsorship.
Whilst continuing to support our flow Freestyle BMX team, we are now happy to extend our support to other areas of cycling that we feel passionately about.
We are excited that we have been able to get this up and running so early in our new business. As riders ourselves, we feel it is very important to support up and coming riders, as well as the established names that we have managed to get onboard.
Our 3 man DH team will be headed up by shop co-owner and international professional freestyle BMX rider Kye Forte. Tony Williams, Southwest MTB legend and Evolve MTB coach, is a great addition to the team. Olly Hooper, an up and coming Senior rider who is looking to progress into the Elite category, will be completing the team.
We shall be contesting the 661 mini downhill series, WR Winter Series, Southwest Champs and select British Downhill rounds, as well as Gravity Enduro events.
DH MTB TEAM:
Kye Forte/ Master
Olly Hooper/ Senior
Tony Williams/ Vet
Our 5 man BMX team is headed up by local Elite racer and member of the Olympic academy based in Manchester, Dan McBride. We are also stoked to have long time friend and experienced Master Alex Dick on the team.
BMX RACE TEAM:
Dan McBride/ Elite
Alex Dick/ Master
Hayden Green / Youth
Emily Green / Youth
Freddie Cole / Youth
We are very grateful to One Industries and DC shoes for their support.
We wish the riders the best of luck and look forward to the coming year and some awesome results from the team.
Bring on 2013!
For more information on Pro Cycle Centre & to keep up to date with the team use the following links